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MEPs Vote to Include Maritime Transport in EU ETS

Date: 18.09.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
MEPs Vote to Include Maritime Transport in EU ETSPhoto: UMAS London

The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to include CO2 emissions from the sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) in order to decarbonise maritime transport, said the Parliament in a press

European Commission Confirms Plan to Cut Emissions By 55% By 2030

Date: 17.09.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
European Commission Confirms Plan to Cut Emissions By 55% By 2030Photo: © Copyright European Commission 2020

In her State of the Union Address in the European Parliament on Wednesday, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed an increase in the 2030 EU emissions reduction

EU Emissions Trading System Should Be Based on Solidarity and Pragmatism

Date: 10.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
EU Emissions Trading System Should Be Based on Solidarity and PragmatismPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“The costs of the green transition will affect each EU member state differently. Eastern European countries are now being asked to abandon fossil fuel electricity generation and replace it with

Timmermans: EU Carbon Market Not Right Policy for Cars

Date: 10.09.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Timmermans: EU Carbon Market Not Right Policy for CarsPhoto: European Commission

Carbon-trading permits were not the right way to curb emissions in the car-making sector, said Frans Timmermans, the EU Commission’s vice-president in charge of climate action, in an online NGO

Flexibility Will Not Replace the Need for Grid Investments

Date: 07.09.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Flexibility Will Not Replace the Need for Grid InvestmentsPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“Flexibility is definitely a cost-effective alternative to classic grid investments that offers solutions for an efficient way of operating the electricity grid. However, flexibility alone will not

Nordic Energy Day: Carbon Market Update

Date: 28.08.2020 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Nordic Energy Day: Carbon Market UpdatePhoto: Ian Britton, FreeFoto.com

A lot of factors have affected the bullish development of the carbon market so far in 2020 and market players have witnessed very intensive prices developments, reaching from below EUR 10 to EUR 30

Electricity Must Be Cheap in Order for Green Hydrogen to Become Competitive

Date: 28.08.2020 Author: Peter Palčec
Electricity Must Be Cheap in Order for Green Hydrogen to Become CompetitivePhoto: Roman Peklaj

“Power-to-X (PtX) has the potential to contribute significantly to the green transition both in Denmark and globally, enabling an electrified society based on green energy sources. The need for

EU’s Draft Methane Strategy to Avoid Setting Binding Emissions Standards

Date: 26.08.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EU’s Draft Methane Strategy to Avoid Setting Binding Emissions StandardsPhoto: www.dnv.com

The EU’s draft methane strategy, which is due to be published by the European Commission next month, will not impose binding emissions standards on natural gas sold in the EU, according to a draft

Pandemic Not Yet Slowing Industry’s Decarbonisation Efforts

Date: 26.08.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Pandemic Not Yet Slowing Industry’s Decarbonisation EffortsPhoto: SIJ

Despite the COVID-19 crisis most industrials - large energy users - are continuing to work on decarbonisation projects, particularly because they are long-term projects which require a long period of

Agora: Tougher EU Climate Target Technically and Economically Feasible

Date: 25.08.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Agora: Tougher EU Climate Target Technically and Economically FeasiblePhoto: Pixabay

The European Union can significantly increase its climate protection target for 2030, said the German-based think tank Agora Energiewende on Monday. According to its new study, “it is technically

Montel Weekly: EU Carbon Prices Expected to Rise in 2021

Date: 18.08.2020 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Montel Weekly: EU Carbon Prices Expected to Rise in 2021Photo: Pixabay

The EU Green Deal and the 2030 climate targets will be a continued factor affecting carbon prices going forward, said Alessandro Vitelli, Carbon Reporter at Montel, in the latest Montel Weekly

Is the MSR Really Strengthening the EU Emissions Trading System?

Date: 13.08.2020 Author: Alenka Lena Klopčič
Is the MSR Really Strengthening the EU Emissions Trading System?Photo: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Emission allowance prices were low for quite a long period and remained so until very recently, especially due to the large surplus of allowances. However, things have changed and last year prices


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