The European parliament's likely starting point for debate on an EU cap-and-trade mechanism to reduce industrial carbon dioxide emissions became clearer today when rapporteur MEP Jorge Moreira da Silva outlined his provisional position.
Speaking at a conference in Brussels organised by sustainable energy business association E5, Mr da Silva said he would urge the parliament to push for a more centralised trading scheme than proposed by the European Commission. If carried though the assembly, his stance could create serious conflict with EU governments.
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