Experts debate ETS future

Including transport in the EU’s emissions trading scheme would not be beneficial at this stage, a Polish government official has said

Including transport in the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) would not be beneficial at this stage, a Polish government official has said.

Adding new sectors to the ETS needs to have an obvious benefit to the scheme, which is currently not the case with transport, Krysztof Bolesta, advisor to the Polish environment minister, told an event in London on Tuesday.

Mr Bolesta also argued that industry benefitting from the current carbon leakage arrangements could be excluded from the ETS and brought under a different, tailor-made system that would better encourage innovation. He was speaking at a conference on the ETS organised by right-wing think tank Policy Exchange.

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