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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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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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Lobbying in perspective

From Reuters: “Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government wants to water down draft car emissions legislation agreed in June by introducing the phase-in period, under a proposal circulated by German diplomats and seen by Reuters.  Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen have broken … Continue reading

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