The final deal to reform the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) will bring down emissions, but not fast enough, and helps poor and vulnerable citizens during the transition but not as much as the freebies it lavishes upon fat cat industries.
An online workshop organised by ZERO explored the importance of the EU Emissions Trading System in addressing the negative environmental impacts of air travel and…
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.
As the EU institutions enter the final phase of the three-way trilogue on the reform of the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), we present you with this handy analysis from GermanWatch outlining the issues at stake from the German perspective.
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.
As the EU institutions enter into a three-way trilogue on the reform of the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), we present you with this handy comparative analysis of the options on the table and Carbon Market Watch’s recommendations.
A new report by environmental think tank CE Delft, commissioned by AirClim as part of the LIFE ETX project, assesses different policy options for the…
As the trilogue negotiations on the Emissions Trading System take off, the EU institutions must ensure that the EU ETS-linked Modernisation Fund does not finance…
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.
After being recently voted down in the European Parliament, the reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) was successfully passed today. But there’s little cause for celebration: while the changes might appear favourable at first glance, a closer look reveals they are simply a minor facelift to the same set of polluter-friendly policies.