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WindEurope welcomes ENVI Committee vote to reform ETS

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On 15 December, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee passed a series of changes to the Emissions Trading System, a majority of which would come into effect after 2020.

These include:

The Committee also agreed to increase the share of allowances to industries at risk of carbon leakage by 5%.

WindEurope welcomes the Committee decision as a step in the right direction. A similar level of ambition will be required in the Council for the structural reform of the ETS to genuinely deliver.

The passed reforms will now go to a plenary vote in February for final approval.