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CCS law revision premature - industry

Industry lobby groups tell a Commission consultation that a major overhaul now would undermine the confidence of investors and project developers
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MEPs to vote on carbon leakage objection

MEPs will decide next week whether to approve the European Commission’s proposal to grant extra free CO2 allowances to a long list of industries for 2015-19
News Markets, trading

Firms preparing for CO2 price risk - report

Big businesses are preparing for mandatory carbon pricing and are often ahead of governments in planning for climate risks and costs, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project
Comment People, Matteo Mazzoni

Backloading vote: an analyst’s view

MEPs' decision to block the EU executive’s proposal to ‘backload’ carbon allowance sales leaves the ETS in a precarious position, says analyst Matteo Mazzoni
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2030 energy efficiency target

Gunther Oettinger

EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger presented the executive’s proposal of a 30% energy saving target for 2030 on 24 July.

Mr Oettinger believes there is a good chance the European Council will back the goal in October, along with CO2 reduction and renewables targets.

Member states must also decide whether the target should be legally binding as the Commission document is silent on this issue.

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