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Make CO2 backloading permanent, says MEP

Backloaded CO2 allowances should go straight into the planned market stability reserve, according to the MEP leading work on the European Parliament’s position
News Electricity grid

Portuguese firms revolt against energy tax

Two major Portuguese energy companies have refused to pay €55m they owe under a new tax scheme, putting over a third of expected revenues out of the government’s reach
News Waste, scrap metal (credit: Zoran Orcik/123RF)

Slow uptake for end of waste metal rules

End of waste rules for aluminium, iron and steel scrap have had no negative effects on the market or on the environment, but uptake has been slow, the first review has indicated
Analysis People, Coralie Ponsinet

Why Britain should go beyond GHG reporting

French experience shows wider reporting requirements help linking non-financial assets and risks to companies’ overall strategies, says Coralie Ponsinet
Comment People, Anthony Hobley

The dangers of not fixing the ETS

Anthony Hobley of law firm Norton Rose warns that alternatives to the EU's emissions trading scheme are far less appealing to businesses
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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Energy union plans

People, Maroš Šefcovic: (credit: Katarzyna Czerwinska/Senat Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej)

MEPs have approved Maroš Šefčovič as energy union commissioner following a European Parliament hearing on 20 October where he outlined his five-point plan for the role.

Watch the hearing

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