Author Archives: James Atkins

The possible outcomes for aviation in the EU ETS

At the end of 2012 the European Commission suddenly announced its “stop the clock” policy.  Under this amendment to the EU ETS, flights which started or finished in the EU but the other end of which was outside the EU … Continue reading

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What happens if the 2013 free allocation does not happen before 30th April 2014

There is a risk that certain member states will be unable to issue the 2013 free allocation before the 2013 compliance deadline of 30th April 2014.  There is a greater risk that the 2014 free allocation will not be issued … Continue reading

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Radical Emission Reductions

Between 11th and 23rd November the 19th COP was held in Warsaw.  The venue was first class – a modern football stadium with excellent facilities and good quality coffee.  The topic – saving the world – was dull and the … Continue reading

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Hoarding EUAs

An industrial company holds around 8 million EUA allowances left over from Phase 2.  It projects that it will take four or five years to use them up.  The allowances are worth over thirty million euro. The same company holds … Continue reading

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Allocation, caps and other mysteries.

While we are having a little break in the back-loading theatre and the European Commission is enjoying its summer cocktail parties, everyone’s eyes are turning to the allocation. There are two questions: when will it happen and how big it … Continue reading

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