Environmentalists want revision of Germany’s newly-proposed climate package

By |september 23rd, 2019|AfD, carbon price, climate package, CO2, german climate cabinet, German climate protection law, Germany, News, The Greens|

The German climate cabinet presented its long-awaited draft of Germany's first climate protection law on Friday (20 September). But environmental organisations are already calling for the revision of the proposed carbon price for the transport and cons...

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German coalition divided over carbon pricing

By |julij 10th, 2019|Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), carbon price, carbon tax, german climate cabinet, German climate protection law, Germany, News, non-ETS, Olaf Scholz, Svenja Schulze|

Should Germany put a price on carbon emissions from transport, buildings or agriculture, which are currently not covered by the EU emissions trading scheme? The question is dividing members of the ruling coalition. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Merkel sends first strong message for climate neutrality by 2050

By |maj 14th, 2019|2050 climate strategy, carbon neutrality, carbon price, Energy transition, France, German climate protection law, Germany, greenhouse emissions, News, Svenja Schulze, zero net emissions|

Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated for the first time that Germany may join a European alliance to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. At a recent EU summit, Germany was unwilling to join a similar initiative by nine EU member states. EURACT...

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EU carbon prices expected to rise quickly and accelerate energy transition

By |avgust 21st, 2018|carbon allowances, carbon price, Climate Change, COP 24, emission trading scheme, EU carbon price, Germany, News, Poland|

EU carbon prices could average €35-40 per tonne over 2019-2023, accelerating the switch from coal to gas and questioning the rationale for keeping old coal and lignite power plants running beyond 2021, said a new report by Carbon Tracker released on Tuesday (21 August).

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Climate action should be a condition for future EU trade deals

By |junij 25th, 2018|carbon price, Carbon tariff, News, Paris Agreement|

The European Union should support France’s proposal to add compliance with the Paris Agreement as an essential element of EU trade accords, writes Steve Herz.

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UN draft calls on international shipping to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

By |april 9th, 2018|carbon price, Climate Change, greenhouse emissions, International Maritime Organisation, maritime transport, News, Pacific, Paris Agreement|

A working group of the UN's International Maritime Organisation (IMO) released an interim strategy on 6 April, which calls on international shipping to reduce total annual greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 levels by at least 50% by 2050.

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China launches largest carbon market in the world

By |december 19th, 2017|cap and trade market, capping emissions, carbon market, carbon price, CO2 emissions, emission trading scheme, ETS, EU-China relations, global emissions, News|

China launched what will become the world’s largest carbon market on Tuesday (19 December), surpassing the EU’s flagship market mechanism to cap and trade emissions. The scheme is part of a host of major policies China is using to peak its GHGs by 2030.

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Decarbonising Europe: Matching aspiration with action

By |december 18th, 2017|carbon price, CCS, decarbonisation, News, Plastic Strategy, plastics|

With renewable electricity costs going through the floor, the EU should increase its 2030 targets and aim for close to zero carbon electricity by 2040. But while power decarbonisation is crucially important, it will not be sufficient to deliver a truly...

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The case for a price floor in the EU ETS

By |december 18th, 2017|carbon price, Emissions trading scheme, emissions trading system, ETS reform, EU carbon price, EU ETS, market stability reserve, News|

The recently adopted reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) is insufficient to trigger cost-efficient decarbonisation of the economy, argue Christian Flachsland and Anna Leipprand. A carbon floor price that starts at a significant level and rises over time would address the problem, they write.

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ENGIE: ‘Phasing-out coal, as quickly as possible’

By |november 29th, 2017|carbon price, clean energy package, COP23, emission trading scheme, Energy efficiency, Energy transition, ENGIE, Isabelle Kocher, natural gas, News, Renewable Energy|

Isabelle Kocher, the CEO of Engie, wants to "accelerate" the energy transition. After the COP23 in Bonn, she warns that Europe is "running out of time" and advocates both for "very high and mandatory" targets for energy savings, and for a floor price f...

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