EU emissions trading Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2017

    About this report This 2017 report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission (July 2017 data on verified emissions and compliance by operators under the EU ETS for the years up ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

    Executive summary This European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015, provides an updated overview of the information reported by European Union Member States on the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive (EU ETS Directive, EU, 2003). The report is based on the questionnaires reported by Member States ...

  • An empirical study on the interaction between EUA futures, coal, natural gas and electricity

    This paper uses a Vector Error Correction Model (VECM), a method to estimate the adjustment speed of variables toward their long–run relationship in the short run, to investigate the dynamic relationship between the prices of EUA, coal, natural gas and electricity futures. It finds that there is a long–run equilibrium relationship between them. Short–run relationships between them are also ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A Whole New Climate for Information

    For the Dutch firm Essent Energy, reporting carbon emissions is becoming a round the clock affair. The company, which also operates in Germany and Belgium, is capable of generating reports on an hourly or half hourly basis, from allparts of the company on any day of the year. It is a level of automation now essential in the face of national and international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 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 Energi

  • 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 ...

  • Carbon Capture & Storage: Becoming a regulatory reality in Europe

    In the article ―Carbon Capture and Storage: Becoming a Regulatory Reality in Europe, Meghan White examines the development of a legal framework for Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) as an important measure to achieve GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions restric-tions in Europe. The article begins with an overview of the technical aspects of CCS as well as the main policy initiatives that have promoted ...

  • 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. ...

  • Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2012 - Tracking progress towards Kyoto and 2020 targets

    At the end of 2011, almost all European countries were on track towards their Kyoto targets for 2008–2012. The EU-15 also remained on track to achieve its Kyoto target. Italy, however, was not on track. Spain plans to acquire a large quantity of Kyoto units through the KP's flexible mechanisms to achieve its target. With emission caps already set for the economic sectors under the EU ...

  • 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

  • Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2007

    The latest projections from pre-2004 EU Member States (EU-15) show that the EU-15 can meet, and may even overachieve, its 2008–2012 Kyoto target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 8 % below 1990 levels if Member States implement now all additional policies being planned. Based on Member States projections, existing domestic policies and measures will reduce EU-15 greenhouse gas emissions by a ...

  • Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

    Synthesising Member State reporting on the application of the EU ETS Directive The European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is one of the key climate policy instruments that has been implemented in the European Union (EU) to achieve its objectives of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a cost-effective manner. The EU ETS covers certain activities that emit carbon dioxide ...

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