About: market stability reserve

The case for a price floor in the EU ETS

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.

ETS reform agreement catches its architect by surprise

On Tuesday evening (28 February), the European Council agreed its position on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). MEP Ian Duncan admits he didn’t really see it coming.
Climate change 20-12-2016

EU countries stall over carbon market reform

After more than a year of negotiations, EU member states have come up short in their efforts to find common ground on a carbon market reform seen as necessary if the ambitions of the Paris Agreement on climate change are to be met. EURACTIV France reports.
Climate change 08-01-2016

European carbon market slumps after COP 21

The Paris climate agreement failed to have the desired impact on the European carbon market. Prices have fallen on the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) since the agreement was signed in December. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 07-01-2016

Poland goes to Court of Justice over ETS

The Polish government has decided to mount a legal offensive against the Emissions Trading Scheme reform. It contends that the market stability reserve (MSR) will be introduced too early, which would distort the market. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Climate change 09-07-2015

MEPs clear reform of carbon market

The European Parliament approved a proposal to begin reform of the world's biggest carbon market in 2019, clearing the last major hurdle before the plan can become law.
Climate change 07-05-2015

EU agrees ‘landmark’ carbon market deal

A deal to claw back hundreds of millions of surplus allowances from Europe’s emissions trading system (ETS) has been hailed as a watershed by environmentalists, MEPs and renewable industry groups.
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.
Energy 28-04-2015

Latvian Presidency proposes 1 January 2019 as start of reformed CO2 market

A new proposal from Latvia, holder of the EU Presidency, puts forward a date of 1 January 2019 to start reforms of the Emissions Trading System (ETS), according to EU sources, as part of efforts to seal a compromise deal.
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Climate change 24-02-2015

MEPs approve 2018 carbon market reform, despite NGOs concerns

MEPs voted on Tuesday to start implementing reforms to the EU's Emissions Trading System by the end of 2018, three years earlier than the Commission's proposal.

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