Inside the EU’s shadow climate fight

By |marec 9th, 2020|cement, energy intensive, ETS reform, EU industrial strategy, industrial strategy, News, steel industry|

The EU’s new industrial strategy, due out on 10 March, is an opportunity to shake up more than a decade of lethargic progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions from Europe’s heavy industries, writes Wilf Lytton.

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Extending EU carbon market must not hinder more urgent reforms

By |januar 23rd, 2020|Emissions trading scheme, ETS, ETS reform, EU ETS, News|

The European Commission’s proposal to include new sectors in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is not expected to significantly reduce emissions but could risk the stability of the EU’s carbon market and the decarbonisation of the power sector, argue Outi Haanperä and Verena Graichen.

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Achieving 1.5°C warming goal requires rapid reform of EU carbon market

By |januar 15th, 2020|carbon market, ETS, ETS reform, EU ETS, market stability reserve, News|

To deliver quick results at least political cost, the European Commission should focus on two measures when revising the EU Emissions Trading Scheme: strengthening the cap and enhancing the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), write Mari Pantsar and Outi Haanperä.

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Road transport in the EU ETS: A high-risk, low-reward strategy

By |januar 10th, 2020|ETS, ETS reform, EU ETS, News, road transport|

The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is not a good instrument to cut road transport emissions because it will raise petrol prices and fuel popular discontent, as seen in the past with the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protests, writes William Todts. Road emissions...

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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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‘Invisible’ cement polluters urged to double climate efforts

By |april 9th, 2018|Carbon Leakage, cement, ETS reform, News|

European producers were singled out among the worst performers in a new environmental ranking of the world’s largest publicly-listed cement companies, published on Monday (9 April).

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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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EU and California to discuss linking carbon markets

By |november 8th, 2017|Antonio Tajani, California, carbon market, COP 23, Donald Trump, emissions trading system, ETS, ETS reform, EU-US relations, Jerry Brown, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Paris Agreement, United States|

The EU and California are beginning talks to potentially create a common carbon market that could also include China.

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EU at impasse before final push to clinch carbon market reform

By |november 8th, 2017|COP 23, Emissions trading scheme, ETS, ETS reform, News|

EU negotiators are split over the uses of a new clean technology fund ahead of talks on carbon market reforms on Wednesday (8 November), with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at UN climate talks in Bonn.

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Three ‘Fs’ to fix the Emissions Trading System

By |oktober 11th, 2017|ETS reform, News, Paris Agreement|

European lawmakers are meeting in Brussels on Thursday for (possibly) the final trialogue discussion on revisions to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Now is the time to turn rhetoric into real action, urges Rachel Solomon Williams.

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