MEPs vote to close loopholes in non-ETS CO2 target

MEPs in the industry and energy committee voted on Wednesday to reduce the use of allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme to meet 2030 targets in non-trading sectors

MEPs in the industry and energy (ITRE) committee voted on Wednesday to reduce the use of allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) to meet 2030 targets in non-trading sectors.

In narrowly adopting a recommendation on the July proposal for a revised Effort Sharing Regulation, committee members agreed the number of ETS allowances that member states could divert to meet targets in agriculture, buildings, transport and waste should be reduced from 100 to 50 million.

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