EU Emission Trading Scheme
EU green goals depend on CO2 market-AccionaReuters | 03 May 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union could fail to hit its green goals unless it manages to drive carbon prices on its Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) to around three times current levels, Spain's Acciona Energy said.
Rising Asia and old Europe need to work together (Analysis)EurActiv | 21 Mar 2012
Europe should engage more firmly with Asia not only in trade but also in foreign policy, climate issues and resource efficiency if it is to regain its powerful role in the international arena, argue Giles Merritt and Shada Islam from Friends of Europe. More '
Congress to oppose EU law on aircraft emissionsReuters | 31 Jan 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress will formally express its opposition to a European law aimed at reducing pollution from jetliners, a thorny diplomatic issue that has threatened to escalate transatlantic trade tensions.
EU airline carbon law waivers worth eyeing: envoyReuters | 23 Jan 2012
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Countries opposing a European Union law that charges airlines for carbon emissions should consider seeking waivers by adopting equivalent emission reduction measures, the EU's new envoy to India said on Monday.
Some airlines embrace CO2 trade, buy permitsReuters | 12 Jan 2012
LONDON (Reuters) - Several big airlines are taking advantage of European carbon law by snapping up emission allowances at bargain prices, tuning out an outcry against the scheme by many non-EU airlines and shoring up demand in a market that saw prices cut in half last year.
China denounces EU airline carbon law, seeks talksReuters | 05 Jan 2012
BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China reiterated its opposition on Thursday to a European Union plan to limit airline carbon dioxide emissions and called for talks to resolve the issue a day after its major airlines refused to pay any carbon costs under the new law.
China airlines won't pay EU carbon tax: industry bodyReuters | 04 Jan 2012
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's airlines will refuse to pay any charges under the European Union's new carbon trading scheme, while other Asia Pacific carriers, already battling a weak travel market, are likely to pass on the extra cost to passengers.
Lufthansa warns EU scheme to raise faresReuters | 02 Jan 2012
FRANKFURT/PARIS (Reuters) - Germany's Lufthansa told passengers on Monday to brace for higher ticket prices as it refuses to shoulder the costs of a carbon trading scheme at the centre of a brewing trade spat.
EU lawmakers back plan to withhold EU CO2 permitsReuters | 20 Dec 2011
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers backed a proposal on Tuesday to allow the EU Commission to prop up record low carbon prices by withholding 1.4 billion permits from the third phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, sending prices 20 percent higher.
EU Commission moves to combat carbon fraudReuters | 20 Oct 2011
BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - European Union spot carbon permits face regulation alongside other financial instruments under proposed laws published on Thursday as the EU Commission seeks to bolster a market shaken by fraud and oversupply.
Seven EU ministers push for deeper CO2 cutsReuters | 13 Mar 2011
The European Union should deepen cuts to greenhouse gases beyond the current 20 percent target by the end of this decade, according to environment ministers from seven EU countries including Britain and Germany.
Chris Huhne gets European support to toughen EU climate targetsGuardian Unlimited | 13 Mar 2011
Six other governments agree to join push for target of 30% cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Chris Huhne has won the support of six other European governments to push for a toughening of the EU's climate targets, to be discussed in Brussels on Monday. The energy and climate secretary is...
EU industry CO2 emissions edge up in 2010: analystsReuters | 24 Feb 2011
European Union industrial carbon emissions rose by up to 4 percent last year, analysts estimate, still far below 2008 levels and leaving the bloc on course to beat its 2020 climate target.
Response: We don't need to de-industrialise to meet our emissions targetsGuardian Unlimited | 18 Feb 2011
Investing in a low-carbon economy will create growth and keep Europe competitive. In your article on the debate over reducing European greenhouse gas emissions, EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger is right to insist: "Look at our deficit - we need growth, and we need more industry" (EU energy...
Hedegaard: High targets will boost EU economyGuardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2011
EU climate commissioner says there is 'debate' - but no row – over raising the carbon targets to a 30% cut by 2020. Europe's climate chief insisted on Monday that tougher greenhouse gas targets would improve the EU's economic performance, rather than push businesses overseas, as companies and green...
Hopes of 30% cut in greenhouse emissions dashedGuardian Unlimited | 10 Feb 2011
EU energy chief fears target would lead to a too-fast process of de-industrialisation as compared to current 20%. The UK government's plan to push Europe to deeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions has been dashed by the EU's energy chief. Günther Oettinger, the EU's energy commissioner, dealt a...
EU to reopen 5 carbon registries shut after theftsReuters | 03 Feb 2011
The European Commission, which halted spot trade in its carbon market two weeks ago due to thefts, said it will reopen emissions registries in five countries on Friday after being told security was in place.