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Emissions Trading: reduced allocation of free allowances for new entrants

The European Commission adopted new measures to implement the judgment issued last April 2016 by the Court of Justice.
As reported in our previous  article, the judgment had invalidated the cross-sectoral correction factor (CSCF) used to allocate free allowances from 2013 to 2020 to stationary installations in the scope of EU-ETS, granting 10 months to the [...]

Emissions Trading: free allowances to 2020 shall be re-determined

On 28th April 2016 the EU Court of Justice declared invalid the maximum annual amount of free allowances for greenhouse gas emissions determined by the Commission for the period 2013-2020.
The judgment is a consequence of the legal actions that a number of companies included in the scope of ETS brought before the courts in Italy, [...]

Innovation in construction sector

Given the importance of this subject, we report here entirely an article published by World Green Building Council as a report of the meeting chaired by WGBC at the European Commission in November 2013. Hope you find it interesting.
What does ‘Innovation’ mean for the construction sector?

Nov 07, 2013
The title of this article was the question [...]

Commission clears way for harmonised free allocation to industry for phase three

The European Commission adopted a decision on Member States’ national implementation measures (NIMs) for phase three of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
The actual number of allowances handed out each year will be adjusted by a ‘cross-sectoral correction factor’ which will vary each year. This will ensure that the total amount handed out for [...]

Emissions trading: “opt-out” monitoring plans to be submitted by 30 September 2013

Starting from 1 January 2013, the European Emissions Trading System entered its third phase of implementation. Italy applies the new regulation defined by the European Directive 2009/29/EC with the Decree n. 30 of 13 March 2013, that defines simplified procedures for small installation that requested the exclusion (also called “opt-out”) from the ETS.
The Italian Competent [...]

Emissions Trading: new proposal of the EC to include the maritime sector by 1st July 2015

On 28 June 2013, the European Commission issued a proposal for maritime transport regulation on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from shipping sector. The COM(2013) 480 Proposal was drawn  after a public consultation occurred during 2010 (SWD(2013) 237 final), involving the main stakeholders: private companies, ship-owners, ports operators, trade unions, EU [...]

New monitoring plans for ETS plants (2013-2020)

On Friday 16/11/2012, the Italian National Authority for the Emissions Trading Directive has published on its web site the deliberation n.27/2012, which establish the obligation for the Italian ETS plants to present the emissions monitoring plan in the new EU format for the period 2013-2020.
The Italian plants have time untill January 31st 2013 to fill in [...]

ETS third period new procedures

The European Commission has adopted this summer the new regulations on monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and on verification and accreditation of verifiers under the EU Emissions Trading System, that will rule the third trading period of the EU ETS starting in January 2013.
The Italian ETS committee has approved the list of plants that [...]

Green policies as economic driver for Italy

Published on August 27th, 2012 by in News, Policy

The contribution of the Environmental Ministry to the growth plan being discussed in these days by the Government after the summer holidays, has been published last week on the Ministry official website.
The framework described in the document is quite comprehensive and confirms the effort to put Italy back in track with the decarbonization of the [...]

Commissioner Günther Oettinger welcomes political agreement on the Energy Efficiency Directive

“This is a big step ahead: for the very first time we have legally binding energy efficiency measures. Europe is now much better placed to achieve its 20% energy efficiency target for 2020″, Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger stated.
“The measures will reduce our energy bill while generating further growth and jobs. They stimulate investments and make [...]

 
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