News Digest Item
21 Sep 2016

German industry associations call for change of emissions trading system reform

BMWi / Alliance Future of the Industry

A coalition of German industry associations, together with the federal economy ministry (BMWi), is demanding changes in the European Commission’s plans to reform the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The group wants to “find the balance between the two goals of having a competitive industry and reaching climate targets”. In a press release, the Alliance Future of the Industry calls for changes such as a rise in the number of free certificates, warns of carbon leakage, and says that reaching climate goals was not possible without a strong innovative industry.

Read the press release in German here.

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