EU ETS: An Introduction

Its Emissions Trading System is central to the EU’s efforts in reducing power and industrial emissions. In the cap-and-trade system, an overall amount of yearly emissions allowances is defined which can be traded among participants. Reforms have over the years improved the performance of the EU-ETS and a further tightening of its terms has recently been proposed.

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Inching Forwards: European Climate Policy in the ‘90s

There were many disagreements about EU climate policies in the ‘90s but two programmes were created that were instrumental to today's climate policies. SAVE was created to promote energy efficiency through streamlining standards and making information readily available to consumers. ALTENER was launched to develop a better understanding around renewable energy sources and bridge the gap between research and their practical application.

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