About: emission trading system

Climate change 13-11-2017

Franco-German tandem under pressure to lead climate action

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.”
Global Europe 16-12-2016

The Brief: European Parliament, bring out your dead!

When Europe was in the grips of the Black Death, men would pull carts through stricken villages, ringing a bell and crying, “Bring out your dead!”
Transport 13-10-2016

Global deal to curb aviation emissions ‘not enough’, MEPs warn

European lawmakers on Wednesday (12 October) gave a lukewarm reception to the landmark deal reached by the 191 members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to limit aviation emissions.
Energy 30-11-2015

COP21 could trigger a cleantech arms race

As COP21 kicks off, there is discord in Germany between politicians and scientists who expect strong economic impetus from a robust agreement, and industry leaders who fear an imbalance with national objectives. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 15-09-2015

Polish opposition threat to quit ETS seen as political manoeuvre

Threats from Poland's opposition to quit the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) should they prevail in an October election are political posturing and unlikely to translate into concrete action, analysts said.
Climate change 05-05-2015

Czechs paving way towards carbon market reform

Reform of the EU carbon market may begin in early 2019, after a blocking minority of countries, led by Poland, fell apart. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Troll A gas field

Statoil sees stricter CO2 constraint pushing demand for gas

Stricter emission rules in Britain and Germany are more likely to boost natural gas consumption than stalled EU efforts to reform its carbon market, the head of marketing and trading at Norway's Statoil said.
Energy 13-02-2015

EU politicians edge towards 2018 start date for carbon reform

EU politicians are expected to agree on a compromise 2018 start date for reforms to the Emissions Trading System (ETS) to try to bridge divisions over efforts to prop up the world's biggest carbon market, sources said on Friday (13 February).
Transport 27-11-2014

EU agrees on law to make ships measure CO2 emissions

For the first time, the shipping sector will have to monitor its carbon emissions under a law agreed upon by the European Union Wednesday (26 November), intended as a step towards tackling a growing source of pollutants linked to climate change.
Energy 06-01-2014

Energy utilities call for more flexible ETS

As the European Commission is working to revive the EU's ailing Emissions Trading System (ETS), big energy companies say that making the system more flexible should be the first priority. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
Climate change 08-11-2013

EU in new push to revive the carbon market

EU diplomats today (8 November) agreed to begin talks on a legal text to slash permit supply and prop up carbon prices in the bloc's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), marking a big step forward for the divisive proposal.
Climate change 04-07-2013

Parliament takes first step to fix carbon market

The European Parliament backed a plan on Wednesday (3 July) to support carbon prices by withdrawing part of the emission permits traded on the EU's carbon market. Prices jumped up after the vote but remained low as national parliaments still have to ratify the proposal.

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