EU industry commissioner pushes for exemptions to emissions trading system

by Julie Walsh on March 6, 2008

in Blog

EU industry commissioner Guenter Verheugen is pushing for EU leaders at their summit next week to agree that energy intensive industries should have a special status when it comes to the bloc's pollution-reducing emissions trading scheme (ETS).

German daily Handelsblatt reports that Mr Verheugen next week, during the 13-14 March summit, will argue that industries due to be heaviest hit by the emissions scheme – a system that was tightened up at the beginning of the year – should be exempted.

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