Liese: Greens, S&D demands could ‘sink’ second ETS

Green and social democrat lawmakers are threatening to block a proposed new emissions trading system (ETS) for road transport and buildings unless the existing scheme covering industrial installations and power plants is strengthened, the MEP charged with drafting the European Parliament’s position has warned.

by Robert Hodgson
Peter Liese during an environment committee session in January. The EPP lawmaker has said he is optimistic about a deal on reforming the ETS. Photo: EP
Peter Liese during an environment committee session in January. The EPP lawmaker has said he is optimistic about a deal on reforming the ETS. Photo: EP

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