EU states tardy on carbon market linking law

Two weeks before implementation deadline, only four member states have notified transposition measures

Barely a fortnight ahead of the deadline for EU member states to implement a key change to the directive behind the bloc’s greenhouse gas emission trading scheme, only four have notified the European Commission of national legislation, ENDS Europe DAILY has learned.

Belgium, Denmark, Spain and Poland are the only countries to have transposed the ‘linking directive’, which was approved by EU institutions last year and must be implemented by 13 November (EED 07/04/05). The law will allow firms in the trading scheme (ETS) to buy extra allowances abroad to meet their emission caps.

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