MEP seeks to use ETS fix to help industry

Carbon leakage provisions should be strengthened after 2020 to protect industrial competitiveness after the ETS is fixed, according to one of the EU lawmakers leading work on ETS reform

Carbon leakage provisions should be strengthened after 2020 to protect industrial competitiveness after the ETS is fixed, according to one of the EU lawmakers leading work on ETS reform.

Draft provisions tabled by EPP group MEP Antonio Tajani would amend the directive on the emissions trading scheme (ETS) to guarantee continued free allocation of carbon allowances to industry after 2020.

Mr Tajani also wants to stop the application of the uniform cross-sectoral reduction factor, which effectively means removing the ceiling on free allowances to industry.

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