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Overstretching the EU ETS

EU ETS can’t do everything – generous leakage provisions are not the way to run industrial policy. The EU wants to stimulate investment in clean technology but at the same time it wants to protect its industry from competition from … 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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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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Leaky logic about leakage

Carbon leakage is the idea that if a carbon price is imposed on manufacturers in the EU, then manufacturing will shift from the EU to other markets where there is not a carbon price or where the carbon price is … Continue reading

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