Tag Archives: EU ETS Directive

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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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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CER and ERU eligibility in Phase 3 – not so easy

In Phase 3 you don’t comply by surrendering CERs and ERUs.  Rather, you submit CERs and ERUs for exchange into Phase 3 EUAs. However, there are limits on which CERs and ERUs are eligible for exchange into EUAs.  The rules … 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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