The European Parliament’s industry committee has rejected a proposal to channel free allowances from the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) to sectors at most risk of carbon leakage.
The proposal for a four-tiered system of free allocation, put forward by the committee’s draftsman Fredrick Federley (ALDE), would have divided EU energy-intensive sectors into four categories depending on their actual carbon leakage risk. Similar ideas have been put forward in the Council by France and the UK and by the environment committee’s lead MEP Ian Duncan (ECR).
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