Tag Archives: EU Emission Trading Scheme

Dealing with special ones

The Bustard has been busy with real work and novel writing, hence its absence. Now right back to climate policy. The special one, Jose Mourinho, is no longer so special, and his second stint at Chelsea came to a sorry … Continue reading

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EU ETS reform

Four main issues are exercising people’s minds in the reform of the EU ETS: the steepness of the target, international competitiveness, overlapping policies and the European Commission’s plan for an intervention mechanism. This is how industry sees itself, labouring up … Continue reading

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The aviation industry and climate change

Here is the aviation industry blasting the hell out of the EU ETS while it ignores a greater danger looming up behind it: climate change.  Increased turbulence will put off customers, more extreme weather events will increase the cost of … Continue reading

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More on operations, less on investment – a better approach for ETS policy makers

EU policy makers have wasted a lot of time because of their fixation with investment as opposed to operations.  Sadly the 2030 energy paper does nothing to change this, it just continues the focus on investors. The EU ETS Directive … Continue reading

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What is (fundamentally) wrong with the 2030 climate and energy package

Last week the European Commission published its 2030 climate and energy package – a bundle of proposals to set out climate and energy policy between 2020 and 2030.  It was an effort at working a compromise between different political and … Continue reading

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