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European Parliament to vote on removing cement sector ETS exemption

08 February 2017, Published under Cement News

On February 15 the European Parliament will vote on a report from its environment committee on the reform of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS). Among the recommendations in the report is the suggestion that the practice of allocating permits to the cement sector covering all of its emission be stopped. According to reports in the Parliament Magazine, MEPs have been subjected to ‘intense’ lobbying from the cement industry. "The lobbying has been intense with representatives from t...

CEMBUREAU: future EU-ETS must ensure growth and competitiveness for industry

06 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries has recently outlined its views to the European Commission regarding the strategic choices which need to be taken to ensure competitiveness and growth in Europe,  CEMBUREAU has underlined. All eyes are currently on the development of the next phase of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETSi), post-2020. As such, it is important that the voice of Europe’s energy-intensive industries (which includes sectors such as cement, steel and metals) is he...