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European energy policies must not undermine EU ETS, says electricity industry

European energy policies must not undermine EU ETS, says electricity industry


The association for the EU’s electricity industry has said the European Commission must not let new policies undermine the effectiveness of its emissions trading scheme (ETS). In a letter to environment ministers, issued on Wednesday 14 December, Eurelectric said it would be important for the impact on the EU ETS of new measures, including the energy efficiency target, to be fully assessed in order to ensure that the overall package was consistent and coherent. The group also reiterated its support for reform of the EU ETS, arguing, among other recommendations, that the linear reduction factor in Phase IV should be increased to 2.4%.

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