EU Emissions Trading System: Parliament vote marks major step towards reaching agreement 15/02/2017

The European Parliament has today adopted its position in support of the revision of the ETS Directive for the period after 2021. This concludes a year of intensive deliberations and paves the way for negotiations with the Council.

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The EU tackles growing aviation emissions 03/02/2017

The Commission is amending the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) making it fit for tackling CO₂ emissions from aviation. This comes following an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to stabilise international aviation emissions.

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EU paves way for global phase-down of climate-warming HFCs 02/02/2017

The Commission has adopted a proposal for the EU to ratify the amendment to the Montreal Protocol on a global phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), tackling the rapid growth of emissions of these potent greenhouse gases.

Vast majority of road transport fuels meet strict EU quality rules – Commission report 01/02/2017

The vast majority of fuels used on Europe's roads meet the EU's strict quality rules, a new report by the European Commission shows.

Carbon capture and storage: Commission adopts report on CCS Directive implementation 01/02/2017

In the context of the State of the Energy Union report, the European Commission today adopted the second implementation report on the CCS Directive, which lays down the rules for the safe geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the EU.

Europe's energy transition is well underway 01/02/2017

The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernisation of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Europe is on track to reach its 2020 targets. To further drive this process, the Commission today is announcing a new Energy Union tour.

Carbon Market Report: ETS surplus declines first time in 2015 01/02/2017

The European Commission today adopted its annual report on the functioning of the European carbon market in the context of the State of the Energy Union report. Covering the year 2015, the report also presents certain initiatives proposed or agreed in 2016.

Commission adopts Decision to implement Court ruling on the cross-sectoral correction factor in the EU Emissions Trading System 24/01/2017

The Commission adopted today a Decision revising the cross-sectoral correction factor (CSCF) in relation to the free allocation of emission allowances under the EU ETS.

Temporary suspension of the Union Registry for planned maintenance upgrade from 17:00 CET to 19:00 CET on Monday 30 January 18/01/2017

From 17:00 CET to 19:00 CET on Monday 30 January access to the Union Registry will be suspended to undertake infrastructure maintenance.

Finance for innovation: Towards the ETS Innovation Fund 16/01/2017

Intensified de-carbonisation of energy-intensive industries and energy in the next decade is a pre-requisite for meeting our climate and energy targets.