Navigating the opportunities and pitfalls of the EU carbon market for road transport and buildings

An online workshop organized by ZERO focused on the implementation challenges of ETS2, in particular the role of road transport and buildings in the policy mix for achieving climate neutrality in the European Union (EU). Moreover, the session provided valuable insight into the example of Germany, comparing the ETS2 with the German system of carbon trading for the non-ETS sectors.

Final deal on EU carbon market (ETS) gives heavy industry a free pass at the expense of households and taxpayers

The long process that was meant to transform the EU’s Emissions Trading System into an effective tool for climate action has culminated in a final deal that will not reduce Europe’s industrial carbon footprint rapidly enough to tackle the climate crisis. The reformed EU ETS lavishes freebies on polluting industries and leaves households and taxpayers with the bill.

Trilogue negotiations on the Emissions Trading System: Recommendations for Greece’s priorities

In view of the trilogue negotiations for the revision of the Emissions Trading System, Tasos Chatzieleftheriou, Energy Policy Analyst at The Green Tank analyzes the positions of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament based on the model developed by CLIMACT and concludes with recommendations for Greece’s priorities.

Environment ministers weaken Emissions Trading System in a race to the bottom with European Parliament

Rather than correct course after the European Parliament’s shocking abrogation of responsibility, EU environment ministers have lowered the ambition of the EU ETS even further. Moreover, the Environment Council has offered heavy industry billions in generous freebies while leaving households to pay the bill.

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