Daily TelegraphFlights within Europe will cost up to Â£6 more but airlines will still not pay the full environmental cost of their emissions under proposals published by the EU yesterday.
Even if it does go through, it won't reduce the number of flights nor the number of people taking them. Airline travel is still unbelievably cheap. I still pay the same to go from Heathrow to West Coast USA as I did twenty five years ago (same airline).
It'll take more than this to stop the lights going out. Binning road tax and ramping up tax on petrol/diesel with appropriate concessions/refunds may discourage driving. Raising the driving age, ban decorative lights, illuminated shop signs (not the emergency exit), stop building cars with engines over xxx kW, improve rail travel. No votes in it!
Invest in nuclear power ( but not for aircraft) and start thinking about what to do when the uranium runs out, because it will.