Live Lobbying Updates & Resources

Live Lobbying Updates

Eurofer supports the EU ETS and CBAM reform with exceptions

06 July 2022

In a press release, published on 1st July 2022, Eurofer’s Director General Axel Eggert supported the EU Council’s proposal for the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), but suggested that the proposal needed strengthened carbon leakage protection measures and export rebates. He also stated that reforms such as rebasing the emissions cap and strengthening the Market Stability Cap should be avoided.

Eurelectric supports ICE vehicle phase out by 2035 in the EU

06 July 2022

In a 29th June tweet, Eurelectric expressed support for the EU phase out of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2035, describing the EU decision as a win for e-mobility.

Confindustria opposes ICE vehicle phase out by 2035 in EU

30 June 2022

In a 24th June press release, Confindustria stated opposition to the proposed phase-out of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle sales by 2035 in Europe, suggesting that the target could be delayed in the EU Council session at the end of June.

Hydrogen Europe advocates for clear definitions of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen

30 June 2022

Hydrogen Europe advocated for clear definitions for renewable and low-carbon hydrogen under the EU's Hydrogen and Gas Decarbonization Package in a June 2022 position paper. The group also appeared to support the EU Commission's proposal to include hydrogen and fossil gas blending as a transitional measure.

Corporate Leaders Group states support for ambitious EU Emissions Trading System reforms

23 June 2022

In a press release published on 8th June, the Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) supported an ambitious agreement on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) in the EU Parliament plenary. It stated that the free allocation of emissions allowances cannot continue in its current form, but suggested that they should only be phased out as fast as possible for sectors which do not face low-carbon competition from overseas on a large scale.

Aviation groups split on details of Sustainable Aviation Fuels target

23 June 2022

According to a June 9th media report, Airlines for Europe opposed a more ambitious Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) blending target of 6% by 2030, as proposed in the EU Council’s general approach, preferring the earlier mandate of 5%. Lufthansa appeared to stress competitiveness, carbon leakage and cost concerns with the Council’s position. In contrast, International Airlines Group welcomed the more ambitious target.

Eurofer opposes EU Emissions Trading System reforms

17 June 2022

An op-ed written by the President of the EU Parliament Environment Committee, Pascal Canfin, published in Le Monde on the 2nd June reported that in a “tsunami of lobbying” Eurofer had advocated to EU parliamentarians to not support the EU Commission’s proposal to reform the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) by eliminating a certain amount of carbon credits from the market, called ‘rebasing’. Canfin stated that the EU Commission had shown that without this measure, there is no chance of achieving the necessary emissions reductions in European industry to align with the UN Paris Agreement. Eurofer also appeared to advocate for the EU Parliament to support the weaker draft of the EU ETS and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

Hydrogen Europe promotes hydrogen measures in EU policies

17 June 2022

In an 8th June social media post, Hydrogen Europe CEO Jorgo Chatzimarkakis supported stronger measures for hydrogen in the EU Alternative Fuels Infrastructure regulation, FuelEU Maritime, and the ReFuelEU Aviation proposals.

EU associations oppose the EU's ICE phase-out target

16 June 2022

On 8th June the Federation of German Industry (BDI) stated in a press release that it does not support the complete phase-out of internal combustion engine vehicles in 2035. The entity advocated for a 90% reduction target instead, stating that a lower target would prevent job losses and protect the automotive industry. In a 13th June press release, Confindustria opposed the result of the 8th June EU Parliament plenary vote on CO2 Standards for Light Duty Vehicles which approved a 2035 phase-out of internal combustion engine vehicles, stating that it would put thousands of jobs at risk. On May 31st, FuelsEurope wrote an Op-ed in Politico which appeared unsupportive of the effective ICE ban. FuelsEurope urged policymakers to “recognize new vehicles operated on up to 100 percent renewable fuels” in vehicle CO2 regulations and emphasized supply and cost concerns with electric vehicles.

Companies oppose EU vehicle CO2 target

10 June 2022

On May 31st, a group of companies and industry associations representing the mobility, engineering, and energy sectors, including Mazda, Eni, Siemens Energy, Repsol and Liquid Gas Europe, signed a joint letter to Members of European Parliament (MEPs) strongly opposing a zero-emissions CO2 target for cars and vans ahead of the European Parliament's plenary vote. They instead called for a technology open regulation that recognizes the contribution of sustainable renewable fuels, thus promoting a long-term role for the internal combustion engine over a complete transition to EVs in the EU.

Hydrogen Europe supports weakening of EU Renewable Energy Directive

09 June 2022

Industry association Hydrogen Europe appeared to support a weakening of the Delegated Acts in the EU Renewable Energy Directive. The group supported including a grandfathering clause to delay stricter guidelines for renewable hydrogen projects until 2027, and did not support strict temporal correlation guidelines in a 24th May position paper.

CEOE advocates for technology neutrality in CO2 standards

27 May 2022

In a position statement outlining priorities for the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council, published on 22nd May, the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE) advocated for technology neutrality in the EU’s CO2 standards for light duty vehicles.

BDI states opposition to the EU's CBAM

27 May 2022

In an 18th May press release, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) opposed the EU Parliament ENVI Committee’s position on introduction of the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), describing it as "an untested and abuse-prone CO2 border tariff" and advocating for continuation of free allowances under the EU ETS until "at least 2030".

Corporate Leaders Group calls for strengthened EU ETS

23 May 2022

On 11th May, ahead of the REPowerEU plan, Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) Europe published a joint letter that highlighted a strengthened EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is needed to deliver on the EU’s targets.

VCI opposes EU ETS reform and inclusion of chemicals in CBAM

18 May 2022

In a press release on 16th May, the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) did not support reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) such as the reduction of the free allocation of emissions allowances and an increase in the emissions reduction target for ETS sectors for 2030. In the same press release, VCI opposed the inclusion of the chemical industry in the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). In a public hearing by the German Committee for Climate Protection and Energy on 11th May, VCI did not support the CBAM, suggesting that it is protectionist and supporting the inclusion of export rebates.

ArcelorMittal Europe CEO unsupportive of EU ETS reform and CBAM

18 May 2022

Speaking at a conference on 12th May, ArcelorMittal Europe’s CEO and President of Eurofer, Geet Van Poelvoorde, did not support proposed reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), stressing high costs and advocating for a transition phase. Van Poelvoorde also did not support the EU Commission’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), advocating to maintain the free allocation of emissions allowances until 2030. However, he supported a regulatory framework for green hydrogen.

European Round Table for Industry calls for greater carbon leakage protection

18 May 2022

In a 12th May statement, the European Round Table for Industry (ERT) advocated for a review of the EU Emissions Trading System and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism in relation to the heightened risk of carbon leakage, implying that greater carbon leakage protection may be needed which would weaken the ambition of the policies.

GasNaturally advocates to weaken EU energy policies

06 July 2022

In a 30th June position paper, GasNaturally advocated for the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive revision to reverse national bans on fossil gas technologies, including gas and hybrid boilers. Furthermore, GasNaturally called for the EU Hydrogen and Gas Decarbonization Package to provide clearer definitions for renewable and low-carbon gases in a 1st July position paper. However, the group also advocated for all forms of hydrogen to be supported in the scope of the policy.

Hydrogen Europe appears supportive of EU climate policy

05 July 2022

In a 27th June press release, Hydrogen Europe welcomed the European Parliament position on the EU Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The association supported the EU ETS extension into the maritime and aviation sectors, and a new scheme for the buildings and transport sectors. It also advocated for coverage of the hydrogen sector in the system. Hydrogen Europe also appeared to support the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) proposal from the EU Parliament. The group supported the gradual phase out of free allowances from the EU ETS, without specifying a timeline. However, it also called for rebates for exporters by emphasizing risk of carbon leakage. Finally, CEO Jorgo Chatzimarkakis advocated for higher sectoral sub-targets and targets for renewable fuels of non-biological origin (RFNBOs) in the EU Renewable Energy Directive revision, following the EU Council’s position on the policy.

Hydrogen Europe supports weakening the EU Renewable Energy Directive

30 June 2022

A 21st June Argus Media article reported that industry association Hydrogen Europe supported weakening the EU Commission's proposal for the Renewable Energy Directive, by supporting less ambitious thresholds for renewable hydrogen.

Eurofer and WindEurope state support for renewables scale-up in RePower EU

23 June 2022

WindEurope and Eurofer published a joint statement on 21st June supporting the RePower EU legislation to scale up renewable energy and renewable hydrogen to decarbonize industry.

World Shipping Council opposes EU Emissions Trading System expansion

23 June 2022

In a June 17th press release, the World Shipping Council appeared to oppose an extension of the EU Emissions Trading System to extra-EEA voyages, instead advocating for a global market-based mechanism.

Eurogas advocates for new EU gas infrastructure

23 June 2022

In a 14th June joint statement on EU-US LNG trade, Eurogas advocated for new LNG infrastructure in the EU and long-term LNG contracts to meet gas demand in the bloc. The group did not appear to take a position on the EU’s methane regulation, but stated it would “uphold” the policy, and supported a pragmatic approach to methane regulation in the US.

CEMBUREAU voices disappointment on failure to pass ETS reforms

17 June 2022

In press releases published on the 8-9th June, CEMBUREAU expressed disappointment at the failure of the EU Parliament Plenary to agree on proposals for the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). CEMBUREAU stated support for "some key issues" within both the ambitious Environment Committee draft and the weaker EU Parliament draft, but did not specify its position on the phase-out timeline for free allowances.

Mercedes and Volkswagen appear to support EU's ICE phase-out target

17 June 2022

In communications to the media, both Mercedes-Benz Group and Volkswagen Group appeared supportive of the EU’s announced zero-emissions 2035 CO2 target. Volkswagen called the plan an “ambitious but achievable goal”, while Mercedes-Benz stated "by 2030, we are ready to go fully electric wherever market conditions allow". This appears to leave BMW as the only major German automaker directly opposing the policy.

EU energy intensive industries unsupportive of EU ETS and CBAM reform

10 June 2022

On 3rd June, the CEOs of energy intensive companies and industry associations, including ArcelorMittal, Holcim, Solvay, Norsk Hydro, EUROFER and FuelsEurope, signed an open letter opposing the EU Parliament Environment Committee's proposal to increase ambition of the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform, stressing risks of carbon leakage.

VCI unsupportive of Market Stability Reserve in EU ETS

09 June 2022

The news outlet Handelsblatt reported on 30th May that the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) did not support the Market Stability Reserve mechanism in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), suggesting it is a burden for companies as it increases the carbon price and the risk of carbon leakage.

Eurofer and steel companies unsupportive of EU ETS and CBAM reform

09 June 2022

An open letter to the European Parliament and Member States facilitated by Eurofer and signed by European CEOs of EU steel companies stressed concerns regarding the recent vote in the EU Parliament Environment Committee to increase the ambition of the EU Emissions Trading System and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. They were unsupportive of "scaling back existing carbon leakage protection" and advocated for EU policymakers to "prevent a sharp decrease in free allocation." This was signed by regional and/or division CEOs of thyssenkrupp, ArcelorMittal, SSAB, Tata Steel and other companies in the steel value chain.

CEOE advocates for continued carbon leakage protection alongside CBAM

27 May 2022

In a position statement outlining priorities for the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council, published on 22nd May, the Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE) advocated for the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to complement the free allocation of emissions allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), and was in favor of an ‘adequate’ levels of free allowances.

BusinessEurope opposes increased ambition to the ETS and CBAM

25 May 2022

In a press release on 18th May, BusinessEurope Director, General Markus J. Beyrer, stated opposition to the EU Parliament Environment Committee’s vote to increase the ambition of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by speeding up the phase out of the free allocation of emissions allowances in the EU ETS. He also did not support the proposal to make free allowances conditional on decarbonization efforts.

Corporate Leaders Group calls for more ambitious EU climate policies

23 May 2022

On 11th May, ahead of the REPowerEU plan, Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) Europe published a joint letter that advocated for increased ambition on the Renewable Energy Directive, and advocated for increased ambition and action on the Energy Efficiency Directive and Energy Performance of Building Directives.

EU industry associations unsupportive of CBAM and EU ETS reforms

18 May 2022

In a joint statement published on 11th May, energy-intensive industry associations including Eurofer, CEMBUREAU, FuelsEurope and International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers did not support reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), including the proposal to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve and rebase the emissions cap. The associations also did not support the EU Commission’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), suggesting that the free allocation of emissions allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) should be maintained until 2030.

Eurelectric supports ETS reform and fossil gas

18 May 2022

Eurelectric released its recommendations to the EU Parliament’s Environment Committee on the 10th May, ahead of its vote on the EU Emission Trading System’s (EU ETS) reforms. The group supported the overall ambition in the European Commission’s proposal and measures to strengthen the effectiveness of the EU ETS. However, Eurelectric also supported the financing of fossil gas projects under the EU Modernisation Fund.

Companies support 2035 diesel and petrol phase out and zero-emissions by 2050

17 May 2022

In a joint letter on 18th May, companies including Ford Motor, Volvo Cars, Iberdrola, Vattenfall, Uber, Unilever, and EDP urged the European Parliament and EU governments to support a 2035 diesel and petrol phase out date for new cars in Europe. The letter also stated support for all cars and vans on the road to reach zero-emissions by 2050.

VCI opposes the EU's carbon border adjustment mechanism

06 July 2022

In a report published on 28th June, Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) emphasized its opposition to the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), advocating for climate clubs instead. Additionally, a Euractiv article from 22nd June reported on VCI opposing the EU Parliament's CBAM compromise, calling it a “legally uncertain bureaucratic monster prone to abuse.”

EU industry associations unsupportive of EU ETS reform and mixed on CBAM

30 June 2022

In press releases published on 22nd June, Eurofer, Eurometaux and CEMBUREAU stated positions on the EU Parliament’s proposals for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Eurometaux advocated against the inclusion of indirect emissions in the CBAM, whilst CEMBUREAU supported it. However, CEMBUREAU, Eurometaux and Eurofer all advocated for a slower phase out of the free allocation of emissions allowances in the EU ETS. Eurofer also did not support proposals to strengthen the Market Stability Reserve and to rebase the emissions cap.

Eurogas and GD4S advocated on EU Energy Efficiency Directive with mixed positions

30 June 2022

In a 22nd June joint letter to the EU Council, industry associations including Eurogas and Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S) called for the EU Energy Efficiency Directive revision to extend the energy savings obligation to include renewable and decarbonized gases in the residential heating sector.

CEMBUREAU opposes reform to EU Energy Taxation and Renewable Energy directives

23 June 2022

In a position paper, published on 13th June, CEMBUREAU opposed the removal of taxation exemptions for mineralogical processes in the reform of the Energy Taxation Directive, and stressed the policy should avoid overlap with the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). On the 17th June, CEMBUREAU also published responses to the EU Commission’s consultations on the Renewable Energy Directive reform Delegated Act on fuels of Renewable Non Biological Origin (RNFBOs), both of which did not support the EU Commission’s proposal. The association did not support simultaneity and location criteria, and suggested that CO2 accounting for GHG savings from recycled carbon fuels should not apply upstream.

Aviation groups clash on expansion of EU Emissions Trading System

23 June 2022

In a June 14th press release, Ryanair supported the expansion of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to include flights departing the EEA, as proposed by EU Parliament. Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, further described the current intra-EEA scope “absurd, unfair and inexplicable” and called on EU member states and Frans Timmermans to support the Parliamentary vote. However, in a June 9th press release, International Air Transport Association's (IATA) CEO, Willie Walsh, opposed the application of the EU ETS to flights departing the EEA, appearing to argue it may derail decarbonization efforts in faster growing markets outside of Europe. Instead, Walsh supported regulation through CORSIA. Likewise, in a June 8th statement on the EU Parliamentary vote, Airlines for Europe (A4E) appeared to also oppose an extension of the EU ETS to flights departing the EEA, the phase-out of free emissions allowances by 2025, and the inclusion of non-CO2 emissions within the EU ETS. In the statement, A4E welcomed the adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel allowances by Parliament.

Siemens Energy and Cummins advocate for maritime e-fuel target

17 June 2022

In a joint letter on June 17th, Hydrogen Europe, Siemens Energy and Cummins urged the EU to adopt a 6% 2030 e-fuel target in the FuelEU Maritime, alongside a 5x e-fuel multiplier to promote their use.

Easyjet and Ryanair's study supports inclusion of international flights in the EU ETS

17 June 2022

On June 8th, Politico reported on a study commissioned by easyJet and Ryanair, which appears supportive of the inclusion of international flights in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). The report concluded that EU measures applying only to intra-EEA flights jeopardize 73% of emissions savings and encourage passengers to switch to non-EU destinations, while applying regulations to all flights doesn't lead to destination swapping.

VCI opposes the EU ETS reforms

17 June 2022

Ahead of the plenary votes in the EU Parliament on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) reform and the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on 8th June, the Verband der Chemischen Industrie (VCI) published a press release in which director general Große-Entrup stated the association's opposition to the proposed ETS reforms and emphasized the potential negative impacts of CBAM on the chemical sector.

EU autos split on zero-emissions CO2 target

10 June 2022

On June 9th, European automotive industry associations including ACEA and VDA opposed the European Parliament’s plenary vote on a 2035 zero-emissions CO2 target for cars and vans. ACEA President and BMW CEO, Oliver Zipse, expressed his concern with the outcome and called for a halfway review to define post-2030 targets. Volvo Cars, on the other hand, appeared to support the decision, with CEO Jim Rowan stating: "given the climate crisis we all face, this demonstration of global leadership will help ensure the EU delivers on the goals of the Paris Agreement, which require 100 percent zero tailpipe emission vehicle sales in Europe by 2035".

BusinessEurope unsupportive of EU ETS reform for aviation

09 June 2022

In a statement published on 31st June, BusinessEurope did not support the EU Parliament Environment Committee’s proposed reform to the EU Emissions Trading System for aviation to extend the scope of the scheme to all intra- and inter- EU flights, stressing the risks of unilateral action.

Eurofer supports weakening RED and EED

27 May 2022

In a position paper published on 19th May, Eurofer advocated to weaken the reform of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) by supporting the inclusion of recycled carbon fuels and advocating for more flexible additionality criteria. The association also did not support proposed GHG emission standards for cogeneration in the Energy Efficiency Directive reform.

Eurofer states opposition to ambitious EU ETS reform

27 May 2022

In a position paper published on 19th May, Eurofer advocated for the continuation of current carbon leakage protection measures under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) until at least 2030, alongside the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The association also did not support proposed reforms to the EU ETS, such as strengthening the Market Stability Reserve and rebasing the emissions cap. The Director General Axel Eggert came out against the EU Parliament Environment Committee’s vote to increase the ambition of the EU ETS and the CBAM, opposing the new phaseout date of 2030.

thyssenkrupp opposes ambitious EU ETS reform reform

25 May 2022

In a press release on 23rd May, thyssenkrupp stressed that the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) must not be too ambitious, in response to the EU Parliament Environment Committee’s vote to increase the ambition of the policy reform. The company was also unsupportive of the decision to speed up the phase out of the free allocation of emissions allowances alongside a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), and suggested that companies investing in decarbonization should be exempt from this phase out.

Cemex unsupportive of EU ETS reforms

18 May 2022

The news outlet Echodonia reported on 13th May that Cemex did not support reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), stressing the costs from high carbon prices. It also advocated for a gradual reduction of the free allocation of emissions allowances in the EU ETS alongside the implementation of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).

BusinessEurope opposes 2035 ICE phase out

18 May 2022

In a letter to members of the EU Parliament's Environment Committee on 10th May, BusinessEurope opposed the proposed 2035 phase out for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles on the basis of technology neutrality.

ERT supports EU renewable energy and energy efficiency regulations

18 May 2022

In a 12th May statement, the European Round Table for Industry (ERT) communicated high-level support for the EU's Renewable Energy Directive and other renewable energy incentives, including power purchase agreements. In the same statement, ERT supported an acceleration of energy efficiency initiatives, and for a number of measures to strengthen the proposed Energy Efficiency Directive.

Airlines for Europe advocates for free allowances for aviation

11 May 2022

According to a May 11th 2022 Politico report, a proposal by Airlines for Europe (A4E) advocated for continued free emissions allowances for aviation under the EU Emissions Trading System, allocated based on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) usage. The proposal argues the mechanisms would incentivize the deployment of SAFs more than a mandate.

Resources

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The A-List of Climate Policy Engagement 2021

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Industry Associations and European Climate Ambition

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The Aviation Industry and European Climate Policy

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CA100+ Target Companies and the EU Taxonomy

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The Battle For Ambitious EV Policy in the UK

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Lobbying on the EU Taxonomy's Green Criteria

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Corporate Lobbying on the EU's Ecolabel

April 20th 2020

New analysis from InfluenceMap has tracked significant lobbying on the EU Ecolabel since late 2018, as part of a wider ongoing research process covering the EU’s Sustainable Finance Action Plan and how the corporate sector is influencing the process.

The ECB's Pandemic-related Corporate Bond Purchasing

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A new briefing from UK based think tank InfluenceMap shows how the European Central Bank (ECB) has embarked on its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) bond buying progamme that has spent 50bn in the last three weeks.

The COVID-19 Crisis and Climate Lobbying

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The EU's Sustainable Finance Taxonomy

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European Cement and the EU ETS

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Since the conception of the EU ETS over a decade ago, the European cement industry has succeeded in crippling the original ambition of the policy, which was to decarbonise European industry, whilst booking billions of Euros in pure profits from the allocation of credits.

EU NOx Emissions:
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InfluenceMap's detailed analysis shows that BusinessEurope appears to be misrepresenting European Business on climate issues.

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