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Energy price surge spurs backlash against EU policy – FT

Date: 22.09.2021 Author: Montel
Energy price surge spurs backlash against EU policy – FTPhoto: Andreja Krašna

Surging gas and electricity prices in Europe have intensified the political backlash against the EU’s plans to extend carbon taxes on petrol and heating bills, threatening a central policy of the

Tesla mulls virtual power plant in Germany – report

Date: 24.08.2021 Author: Christian Driessen, Montel
Tesla mulls virtual power plant in Germany – reportPhoto: Analog

Carmaker Tesla could add a virtual power plant to its German electricity sales business, where it would aggregate household power storage and car batteries, German newspaper Handelsblatt reported on

Germany on track for record emissions growth – Agora

Date: 16.08.2021 Author: Nathan Witkop, Montel
Germany on track for record emissions growth – AgoraPhoto: Pixabay

German carbon emissions will climb by their fastest pace in at least 30 years this year as the country’s coal plants benefit most from recovering power demand, think tank Agora Energiewende said on

EC plans intervention in new ETS to prevent big price shocks - official

Date: 20.07.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EC plans intervention in new ETS to prevent big price shocks - officialPhoto: ACER

The European Commission has proposed the inclusion of “an emergency brake” in the new emissions trading system (ETS) for road transport and buildings to ensure a gradual increase in carbon prices,

EC plans climate policy overhaul driven by carbon pricing

Date: 13.07.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Montel
EC plans climate policy overhaul driven by carbon pricingPhoto: Roman Peklaj

Carbon pricing is set to underpin many of the European Commission’s proposed policy reforms due on Wednesday intended to help the EU cut its emissions by at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030.

EC seeks to include car emissions in ETS – report

Date: 05.07.2021 Author: Montel
EC seeks to include car emissions in ETS – reportPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European Commission wants to stimulate the use of electric cars by tightening CO2 standards for new cars and including transport in the ETS, commission vice-president Frans Timmermans told the

EIB to grade transport projects against EUR 250/t shadow CO2 price for 2030

Date: 03.06.2021 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EIB to grade transport projects against EUR 250/t shadow CO2 price for 2030Photo: Roman Peklaj

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will assess potential projects, particularly those in the road transport sector, by using a carbon shadow price of EUR 250/t for 2030, said a bank official.

EC plans renewable credit trading for electric vehicles

Date: 27.05.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Brussels
EC plans renewable credit trading for electric vehiclesPhoto: Roman Peklaj

The European Commission will propose a credit system for tracking renewable power used by vehicles in its revised EU renewable energy directive planned for July as part of efforts to promote power use

Power grids unable to cope with peak EV charging – experts

Date: 26.05.2021 Author: Rachael Burnett, Montel
Power grids unable to cope with peak EV charging – expertsPhoto: Petrol

Europe’s power grids would not be able to cope with large-scale peak charging of electric vehicles (EV), participants at the Eurelectric Power Summit said on Wednesday.

EC eyes start of small road transport ETS – von der Leyen

Date: 25.05.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Nathan Witkop, Montel
EC eyes start of small road transport ETS – von der LeyenPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Commission wants to set up a very small-scale complementary ETS for road transport to start with to bring carbon pricing to the sector, said its president Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday.

Road transport ETS prices could be EUR 180/t by 2030 – study

Date: 25.05.2021 Author: Siobhan Hall, Brussels
Road transport ETS prices could be EUR 180/t by 2030 – studyPhoto: Roman Peklaj

EU carbon prices in a parallel road transport and buildings ETS could reach EUR 180/t by 2030 and influence prices in the bloc’s main cap-and-trade scheme, according to a Cambridge Econometrics

Northvolt eyes 3 large European battery factories by 2030

Date: 19.05.2021 Author: Anton Tigerstedt, Montel
Northvolt eyes 3 large European battery factories by 2030Photo: Pixabay

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt expects to operate three large battery factories in Europe by 2030 due to soaring demand from the car industry, it said on Wednesday.



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