Expert: German carbon budget not compatible with current targets

By |september 11th, 2019|carbon tax, climate protection, CO2, COP25, Emissions trading scheme, German climate protection law, Germany, News, Umweltschutz, UN climate summit|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Julia Hertin, the managing director of SRU, the German government's advisory board on environmental matters, spoke about the country's plans to introduce a climate protection bill, a carbon border tax and a tradin...

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Why we are far from imposing a tax on kerosene

By |julij 12th, 2019|air travel, CO2, CORSIA, Emissions trading scheme, EU ETS, FDP, free democrats, Germany, kerosene, kerosene tax, News, Paris Climate Agreement, tax|

France introduced a tax on airline tickets this week. However, this does not really replace a tax on kerosene, which continues to be tax-exempt across Europe. But why is the EU not introducing such a tax? EURACTIV Germany reports.

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EU carbon market is having a hard time being effective

By |junij 19th, 2019|carbon market, Emissions trading scheme, EU ETS, greenhouse gas emissions, News|

11,000 industrial sites subject to the so-called Quotas Directive are collectively reducing their emissions. However, this is not necessarily because of the European emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement re...

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EU temporarily suspends UK carbon permit processes ahead of Brexit

By |december 20th, 2018|carbon trading, Emissions trading scheme, News, United Kingdom|

The European Commission said on Thursday (20 November) it has temporarily suspended emissions trading system processes related to Britain as from 1 January next year until there is clarity on the terms of the country's departure from the EU.

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Metals: Friend or foe of the green economy?

By |november 14th, 2018|aluminium, circular economy, cobalt, copper, Emissions trading scheme, lead, lithium, Metals, mining, News, Nickel, Raw materials, Steel, zinc|

The green economy usually brings to mind traditional renewable materials such as wood, biomass, water and earth. Less likely poster children are the big metals that have formed the backbone of the industrial revolution – steel, copper, iron, tin and aluminium.

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An EU anti-smog fund for Poland

By |oktober 15th, 2018|Air Pollution, air quality, Emissions trading scheme, ETS, News, Poland|

Poland has some of the worst air quality in the EU. But fighting smog is expensive. The Modernisation Fund set up as part of the Emissions Trading Scheme could help here, writes Joanna Maćkowiak-Pandera.

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Carbon prices seen hitting €55 in 2030, hastening ‘major’ coal-to-gas switch

By |april 26th, 2018|Emissions trading scheme, ETS, ETS reform, News, Paris Agreement|

EU carbon prices are set to double by 2021 and could quadruple to €55 a tonne by 2030 if the European Union aligns its emissions targets with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a new report published on Thursday (26 April).

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EU Parliament’s energetic day in Strasbourg

By |april 18th, 2018|Effort-Sharing Regulation, Emissions trading scheme, Emmanuel Macron, Energy performance of buildings, Energy transition, European Parliament, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Günther Oettinger, News, Paris Agreement|

In the shadow of French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech in Strasbourg on Tuesday (17 April), MEPs signed off on a number of important energy laws, as the EU took a small step towards the finalisation of the Clean Energy Package.

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Parliament rubber-stamps EU carbon market reform

By |februar 7th, 2018|Emissions trading scheme, European Parliament, Günther Oettinger, Julie Girling, News, Paris Agreement|

European lawmakers voted in favour of a deal to reform the EU’s carbon market after 2020 on Tuesday (6 February), as well as bolstering prices in the bloc’s flagship tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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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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