eu emissions trading Articles

  • EU Emissions Trading

    Untitled Document The European Union ...

  • EU emissions trading scheme

    The next couple of years will be crucial for the future of trading greenhouse gases (GHGs). Europe is reviewing the way its trading system operates to address the lessons it has learned to date and increasingly others are designing and implementing trading programs. New Zealand has recently published its proposals, Australia is looking at how it would implement a trading system, and a growing ...

  • EU emissions trading – Latest developments

    In this article some of the latest developments in phase I of trading in the EU ETS are examined together with the European Commission's (Commission) decisions on the phase II national allocation plans (NAPs) so far submitted. It also considers the ongoing review of the EU ETS and the proposed extension of the scheme to other areas, as well as other relevant developments in this ...

  • Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the ETS The European Union (EU) emissions trading system (ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments implemented in the EU to achieve its emission reductions objectives in a cost‑effective manner. The EU Emissions Trading Directive (EU, 2003, referred to hereafter as the 'EU ETS Directive'), and in particular Article 21 ...

  • Application of the Emissions Trading Directive by EU Member States

    According to Article 21 of the Emissions Trading Directive Member States shall report annually on the application of the directive. The reporting obligation will allow the European Commission to continuously follow the implementation of the directive and provide information for the European Commission's review report under Article 30 of the directive. This is particularly important for the first ...

  • Wallström Warms to Role for Aviation in EU Emissions Trading

    EU Environment Commissioner Margot Wallström has expressed cautious support for allowing European flights into the EU emissions trading scheme from 2008. Airport operator BAA has developed proposals to allow airlines to offset their rising emissions by buying EU allowances - and the UK Government looks likely to back the idea in its forthcoming aviation White Paper. Aviation's soaring ...

  • INFORSE proposals for EU emissions trading scheme

    The first period of the EU-ETS (2005-2007) has shown a number of weaknesses in the system which clearly show the needs for better frameworks for the EU-ETS as part EU climate policies. Some of the main problems of the first period of the EU-ETS were: Large variations in prices of allowances, reducing the incentives for long-term investments to reduce emissions. Much too low prices in the last ...

  • EU Commission calls for comments on emissions trading revisions

    On December 19, 2014, the European Union (EU) Commission called for comments on EU Emission Trading System Directive revisions. The revisions include changes to how carbon allowances will be made available to participants in the EU's emissions trading system after 2020 to reduce GHG emissions by at least 40 percent in 2030 compared to 1990. The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Economic Analysis of EU-Wide Emissions Trading in CO2

    In preparation of the Green Paper on greenhouse gas emissions trading within the European Union, the cost implications of EU-wide emissions trading carbon dioxide were estimated by E3-Lab with their PRIMES energy systems model. The results are available in The Economic Effects of EU-wide Industry-Level Emission Trading to Reduce Greenhouse Gases - Results from PRIMES model. ...

  • Application of the Emissions Trading Directive by EU Member States

    Member States shall report annually on the application of the Emissions Trading Directive, according to Article 21 of the Directive. The reporting obligation will allow the Commission to continuously follow the implementation of the Directive and provide information for the Commission's review report (under Article 30 of the Directive). This is particularly important for the first set of reports. ...

  • Application of the emissions trading directive by EU Member States

    This report presents information on the introduction of the European Emissions Trading System as reported by the Member States (in accordance with Article 21 of the Emissions Trading Directive). It covers the period until 30 April 2005. Since the reports from Member States only cover the first four months of the first trading year the information is limited, especially concerning the real ...

  • Questions and answers on the proposal to revise the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS)

    1. Why has the Commission proposed today a revision of EU ETS? The European Commission has presented a legislative proposal to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in line with the 2030 climate and energy policy framework agreed by the EU leaders in October 2014. The proposal is an integral part of the work on achieving a resilient Energy Union with a forward-looking climate ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2016 — The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

    About this report This 2016 report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission (i.e. May 2016 data on verified emissions and compliance by operators under the EU ETS for the years up until 2015) and Member ...

  • EU emissions trading scheme to bring small carbon savings

    EU emissions trading scheme to bring small carbon savings Campaign group call for tighter caps on carbon emissions covered by the ETS in Europe each year. A new report by carbon emissions trading campaign group Sandbag predicts that the five year period of the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) ending in 2012 is set to deliver carbon savings of less than a third of 1% of total carbon ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Legislation Note: The EU greenhouse gas emission allowance trading directive

    INTRODUCTION This note is designed to provide an insight into Directive 2003/87/EC of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC.1 Since 1992, when the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted, greenhouse gas emissions and their possible adverse effect on the ...


  • The state of carbon finance in Europe: a 'SWOT' analysis of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme

    As Phase III of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will begin in January 2012 when airlines operating flights to or from Europe will have to buy carbon permits to help offset their emissions under EU legislation, carbon finance and trading in Europe is set to proceed to a new horizon. Launched in January 2005, EU ETS is one of the established multilateral measures in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New EU industrial emissions legislation

    Proposal for the revision of industrial emissions legislation in the EU (Questions & Answers) The Commission's proposal focuses on four key problems identified during a two-year review process when data was collected through an extensive programme with ten studies and continuous consultation with stakeholders. Firstly, the Commission proposes to overhaul seven existing pieces of legislation on ...

  • Extensions to the emission trading system in Spain

    Climate change is the subject of debate these days derived from the Copenhagen Summit, where the major commitments and agreements have been discussed. In any case, the commitment within the EU is strong and clear for the immediate future. The commitments to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases within the EU framework have as their main flagship the Emission Trading System (ETS) regime established ...

  • EEB Position paper on Environmental Fiscal reform and EU emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS): the link National Allocation Plans (NAPs)

    1. An overview on National Allocation Plans Within the framework of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, all EU 15 Member States are required, and 10 newly acceding countries (future Member States; hereafter NAC) are encouraged to publish National Allocation Plans (NAPs) to notify the Commission, by end of March 2004. This forms the corner stone of the Community’s climate change policies whose ...

  • Case Note: Extraterritoriality or an Illegal tax? A Challenge to the inclusion of aviation in the eu Emissions trading scheme

    INTRODUCTION The ATA (Air Transport Association of America)' issued judicial review proceedings in England's Administrative Court2 to quash the UK's implementation3 of the EU legislation4 which included aviation in the EU ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme)5 on the basis that such inclusion breached international treaties and customary international law. In R (on the application of Air ...


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