Talks on ETS benchmarks for industry drag on

The approval of benchmarks to decide how many free carbon allowances energy-intensive sectors will get from 2013 under the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) has been pushed back again amid continued dispute over the proposed rules.

Member states were due to adopt 53 benchmarks for various products such as hot metal and glass bottles in a vote on 18 November. But several issues could not be resolved and the vote was rescheduled for 15 December, ENDS understands.

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