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Teyssen deplores politicians’ failure to uphold ETS

The head of E.ON has been heavily critical of European politicians for their failure to maintain the EU emissions trading system (ETS).

European Parliament agrees Emissions Trading System reforms

The European Parliament has, after a long period of negotiation, agreed a deal on reform of the bloc’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) for post-2020.

European Parliament approves backloading proposals

Plans to temporarily remove permits to pollute under the Emissions Trading System (ETS) have been approved by the European Parliament at a plenary vote in Strasbourg.

France mulls tax on coal to encourage gas power

The French carbon pricing committee is proposing a tax on coal-fired power plants in order to stimulate a shift towards gas-fired power in order to reduce carbon emissions.

Statoil chief rails against coal’s place in European energy

Rune Bjørnson, Statoil's senior vice president of Natural Gas, said the European Union (EU) must overhaul the bloc's emissions trading scheme (ETS) to raise carbon prices and make coal less price-competitive.

Anger as Poland claims allowances on non-existent coal plants

Evidence has come to light that Poland is claiming over $8.5bn in carbon trading allowances from coal power plants that do not exist.

Denmark plans independence from coal by 2025

Danish Climate and Energy minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen says his department is considering the prospect of completely removing coal from its energy mix within a decade. However the head of the IEA Clean Coal Centre says this approach is misguided.

Europe approves carbon market reform

Europe's Parliament has approved a plan to start reform of its Emissions Trading System in 2019. 

Poland wins more funding in cleaner energy transition

The Polish government has won more room to subsidise the transition away from coal-fired power to cleaner energy.

European Parliament votes for binding renewable target for 2030

As part of the Davies Report on the 2050 low carbon economy roadmap, the European Parliament has voted in favour of setting a binding renewable energy target for 2030.