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Leak suggests largest states face biggest CO2 cuts2 Sep 2014 The distribution among EU states of emissions reduction goals for non-industrial sectors like transport and agriculture could be significantly changed for the period after 2020
UK manufacturers calls for radical ETS reform26 Aug 2014 The EU emissions trading system needs a major overhaul to ensure it works properly for energy intensive industries, according to UK manufacturing association EEF
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Slow progress towards lorry emission controls30 Apr 2014 The upcoming strategy to cut CO2 from HDVs is unlikely to recommend much more than emissions monitoring and reporting, finds Roz Bulleid
Europe should set an EPS for power plants13 Jun 2013 Stephen Tindale of the Centre for European Reform argues setting an EU emissions standard for these plants would make climate policies more effective
Backloading vote: an analyst’s view16 Apr 2013 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
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.