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Summary of the first half of 2014

Source: ICE The price development in the first half of the year was defined by the final approval and start of back-loading. The last step was the approval by ministers on 24th February that set off the shortened scrutiny period. … Continue reading

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Market stability reserve to make the EU ETS more responsive to market conditions

Introduction Back-loading is only a temporary measure and structural changes are needed to the EU ETS to give a lasting solution to the imbalance between supply and demand. In January 2014 the Commission proposed in a market stability reserve to … Continue reading

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Back-loading and climate change politics

European climate politics are in a mire, deepened by last week’s rejection of the European Commission’s back-loading proposal.  To address this it is time to replace the current Commissioner for DG Climate Action with someone with more political ability and … Continue reading

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The European Parliament says no to back-loading

The plenary of the European Parliament has rejected backloading. Although the Commission has the right to table a new proposal, we see the chances for this very low before next year’s EU parliamentary elections, because the legal procedure of approving … Continue reading

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The symbolic role of the back-loading vote

On 17th April the European Parliament will vote on whether to give the European Commission authority to change the schedule of Phase 3 auctions. If the vote is positive the European Commission intends to withdraw from the auction schedule in … Continue reading

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