Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, questions what will happen to Britain’s participation in the world’s largest cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions now that it is working out its future relationship with the European Union. This article was first published in the November/December 2017 issue of … Continue reading With Britain leaving the European Union, will it remain in the emissions trading system?
More evidence of problems with EU Emissions Trading System
There are concerns in the UK that Tata Steel could close its operations, leading to severe job cuts and economic disruption. Looking at the company from another angle, Arthur Neslen writes in The Guardian about how the company has benefited from more than £700m in free carbon allowances and offsets, according to analysis of emissions … Continue reading More evidence of problems with EU Emissions Trading System
Explaining climate policies in Australia
Andrea Bunting writes a thorough overview on the greenleft website on the situation in Australia to balance climate policies with its priorities to be a major energy and commodity producer. It will be interesting to see Australia’s position at the global climate summit in Paris later this year. What’s wrong with emissions trading Australia’s climate … Continue reading Explaining climate policies in Australia
Impact of EU carbon policy on support for energy savings and renewable energy
Trading System (EU ETS). We have another article by Laurens de Vries and Jörn Richstein published by the Huffington Post UK that raises even more concerns about EU ETS. Why EU's carbon policy discourages subsidies for energy savings and renewables Brussels has just launched a major policy diplomatic offensive aimed at securing a global … Continue reading Impact of EU carbon policy on support for energy savings and renewable energy
EU emissions trading faces a controversial future
One of the pillars of the EU’s climate change strategy has been its Emissions Trading System yet, even after 10 years, it has not lived up to its expectations. Andrew Warren writes an excellent article in the January issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry magazine, taking us back to the ETS’ beginnings and to … Continue reading EU emissions trading faces a controversial future
Is Denmark bending the rules on the EU Emissions Trading System?
Arthur Neslen writes in The Guardian about Denmark’s attempt to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system. Are there comments from any of EiD’s readers? Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row A Danish bid to expand carbon offsetting to the transport sector has triggered uproar among NGOs and academics, with … Continue reading Is Denmark bending the rules on the EU Emissions Trading System?
New reports to watch out for
There is some valuable reading in store for you as you explore various aspects of sustainable energy. • Why energy efficiency needs to have priority as part of the Energiewende E3G, based in the UK, has come out with an important briefing paper on the energy transition (Energiewende) in Germany. E3G analysis shows that regardless … Continue reading New reports to watch out for
EU Emissions Trading System under the microscope
Nathaniel Keohane and Gernot Wagner provide an excellent analysis in the Financial Times of the Emissions Trading System (ETS). The writers are vice-president for international climate and senior economist at the Environmental Defense Fund based in the US. Judge a carbon market by its cap, not its prices The goal of the union’s ETS is … Continue reading EU Emissions Trading System under the microscope
Concern about emissions trading scheme affecting the impact of renewables
Damian Carrington writes in the Guardian about the effects of an oversupply of carbon permits in the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) on other efforts to cut carbon emissions. EU emissions trading scheme 'set to cancel out renewable energy gains' Deep problems in Europe’s carbon trading scheme – its flagship climate change policy … Continue reading Concern about emissions trading scheme affecting the impact of renewables
The ETS policy conundrum
It is now more than a week since the European Parliament voted to reject some changes to the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) that would have propped up the price of carbon. The EU ETS has had a difficult time during this current financial crisis. Does the vote in Parliament mean that people are turning … Continue reading The ETS policy conundrum