Poland taken to EU Court for not removing coal and gas tax exemptions

The Commission says Polish legislation favours highly polluting activities and does now require energy intensive businesses to improve their efficiency

Climate action: EU, Iceland and Norway agree to strengthen co-operation

Iceland and Norway intend to develop a national climate plan describing their existing and planned policies and measures

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Views sought on future of UK carbon pricing post-Brexit

A joint consultation has been launched by the UK Government and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Government loans £120m to British Steel to pay EU carbon bill

It has stepped in to purchase the necessary carbon credits on behalf of the company

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UK extends 2018 EU Emissions Trading System compliance deadline

The deadline extension from the 15th of March to the 26th of March will give emitters more time to buy and surrender required carbon units

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UK working to establish post-Brexit emissions trading system

Claire Perry said this would come into effect after the end of the EU’s current ETS trading phase at the end of 2020, assuming a deal was reached

UK Government urged to retain carbon pricing post-Brexit

Lawrnce Slade said the carbon price support and the EU Emissions Trading System have ‘really helped’ drive investment in low carbon technologies

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Scotland and Wales concerned carbon tax could replace ETS

Both nations are worried a ‘no deal’ Brexit could devolve powers to England

UK intends to stay in EU’s carbon market until 2020

The government is still working through the details of how this would work during the transition period

EU carbon market reform clears final hurdle

The European Council has formally approved the reform of the emissions trading system (ETS) for the period after 2020. The ETS sets a cap on how much CO2 power stations and the heavy industry can emit, with the total volume of allowed emissions distributed to companies as permits. Under the revised ETS directive, the cap […]