France calls for carbon price floor to counter oil crash

By |april 27th, 2020|electricity market, EU carbon price, EU ETS, fossil fuels, France, News|

The COVID-19 crisis should strengthen Europe’s resolve to achieve the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement by triggering policies that maintain fossil fuel prices above a minimum level, French authorities have said.

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EU sticks to carbon reporting deadlines, rejects industry calls for coronavirus delay

By |marec 27th, 2020|EU ETS, News|

An EU-wide April 30 deadline for firms to surrender emissions trading system (ETS) carbon allowances will stand, the European Commission said, despite calls from the cement and steel industry to extend it due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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German CO2 emissions dive amid coronavirus slump

By |marec 20th, 2020|carbon emissions, coronavirus, COVID-19, Electricity, Energy transition, EU ETS, Germany, Industry, News, pandemic|

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a dramatic impact on Germany's demand for electricity. According to initial projections, Germany could emit between 50 and 120 million tons less CO2 this year, meaning it could even exceed its climate target. EURACTIV Ge...

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What will Germany’s coal phase-out mean for the EU carbon market?

By |januar 28th, 2020|CO2, coal phase-out, coal regions, coal-fired power stations, emissions trading system, EU ETS, Germany, News|

When Germany eventually closes its coal-fired power plants, millions of CO2 pollution credits will be flushed into the EU emissions trading system, threatening to send the EU carbon market crashing. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Germany’s official 2018 emission figures are better than expected

By |januar 23rd, 2020|carbon emissions, cars, CO2, EU ETS, European Commission, Germany, greenhouse gas emissions, News|

Germany has sent the EU Commission its official emissions figures for 2018, which are slightly lower than the previous year. Most reductions were made in the energy sector, while transport and agriculture still lag behind. Yet, Germany will not miss it...

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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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A clear, credible climate protection law is good for business, German expert says

By |oktober 9th, 2019|climate neutrality, climate protection, Economy, EU ETS, German climate package, German climate protection law, Germany, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Karsten Neuhoff, a climate expert and professor, spoke about Germany's hotly-debated climate protection bill, stressing that a clear regulatory framework with "clear and credible paths for reducing emissions" is a...

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EU countries urged to reject UN scheme that could thwart action on aviation emissions

By |september 23rd, 2019|aviation emissions trading scheme, aviation ETS, CORSIA, EU ETS, ICAO, News, Violeta Bulc|

The European Commission has asked EU countries to reject a UN resolution this week that could forbid the bloc from going further than the CORSIA aviation emissions reduction plan currently being developed at international level.

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