Organisation Name
BusinessEurope
InfluenceMap Query
GHG Emission Standards
Data Source
Main Web Site
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.0

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Not supporting GHG emissions standards

InfluenceMap Comment:

Not supporting Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) for capacity markets (BusinessEurope, comments on Clean energy for all Europeans, May 2017)

Extract from Source:

While the proposed Emissions Performance Standards (EPS) of 550 grams of CO2 per kWh is limited in its scope (i.e. applying in the framework of capacity mechanisms), it brings several questions of principle. The first one being whether the EU should move away from a market-based strategy to decarbonise industrial emissions. BusinessEurope has repeatedly expressed its strong preference for pursuing a market-based approach. BusinessEurope supports the on-going reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to bring a meaningful carbon price while simultaneously protecting global competitiveness of European industry. EPS brings a command-and-control approach, removing flexibility that ensures emissions are cut where it costs least to do so.

Created: 23/11/2017 Last edited: 23/11/2017

 

Not supporting GHG emissions standards

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests organization does not support GHG emissions standards (BusinessEurope, Views on Electricity Market Regulation, 13th Feb 2018 p.2)

Extract from Source:

With regard to proposed rule of the 550g CO2/kWh (Emission Performance Standard) for capacity mechanisms, we remained concerned about its impact. Such system risks undermining the EU ETS due to double regulation. Furthermore, the European Commission has failed so far to bring sound evidence on the expected impacts of the proposed rule i.e. in terms of achieving EU emissions reduction objectives, costs implications and impacts on security of supply on the EU power market.

Created: 28/02/2019 Last edited: 28/02/2019

 

Not fully supporting GHG emissions standards

InfluenceMap Comment:

Evidence suggests not supporting IPCC demanded GHG emissions reductions. Calling for a focus on the implementation of the EU's GHG target, rather than an increase in ambition. Appears to argue that EU ambition should be revised if similar action on climate is not taken by other major economies. ("Our Expectations from COP24", 2018)

Extract from Source:

The EU has not only agreed on a 40% reduction target by 2030, but also developed a solid set of policies to reach it. This so far represents the most ambitious economy-wide policy framework of any major economy in the world to reduce emissions. It is therefore essential that in the years to come, Europe focuses on a successful implementation. So far, we are concerned with the lack of positive actions coming from some major economies to converge their ambitions more with that of the EU. Should that happen, the EU should also be open to review its ambition as part of the collective global stocktake as foreseen in the Paris Agreement.

Created: 01/03/2019 Last edited: 01/03/2019