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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UN body votes to ground EU’s aviation emission efforts

By |oktober 7th, 2019|Bas Eickhout, CORSIA, ETS, ICAO, News, Violeta Bulc|

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a UN agency, decided on Friday (4 October) to press ahead with plans to make its own emissions offsetting scheme the only option available to its 193 member states.

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Parliament rubber-stamps Europe’s 2030 clean energy laws

By |november 14th, 2018|clean energy package, Climate Change, CO2 emissions, energy and environment, Energy efficiency, ETS, European Parliament, News, renewables, winter package|

The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (13 November) a set of three clean energy laws for 2030, including binding targets for renewable energies, an indicative objective on energy savings and a separate text on the governance of the Energy Union.

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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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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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Carbon markets back in vogue at COP23

By |november 15th, 2017|carbon market, China, COP23, emissions trading system, ETS, News|

Carbon markets have become a vital piece of common ground for defenders of the climate. The tool is gradually extending around the world, bringing with it higher revenues. EURACTIV France reports.

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Franco-German tandem under pressure to lead climate action

By |november 13th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Bonn, climate action, climate and energy framework, climate leadership, coal phase-out, COP23, emission trading system, Emmanuel Macron, ETS, France, Franco-German relations, Franco-German tandem, Germany, News|

French and German NGOs have asked Brune Poirson and Jochen Flasbarth – state secretaries for the environment in France and Germany, respectively - to make the tandem “the engine of an ambitious European climate policy.”

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