Organisation Name
InfluenceMap Query
GHG Emission Standards
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Main Web Site

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Not supporting GHG emissions targets

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Supporting GHG emissions targets with major exceptions. Supporting EU GHG emissions target although advocating that level of ambition should be contingent on international action. (BusinessEurope submission to EU consultation on 2030 framework for energy and climate policies, June 2013, p 4)

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The EU should set a single 2030 emissions reduction target to incentivise investments in low-carbon and energy-efficient technologies. Due to their overlapping scope with the EU ETS, the EU targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources should not be continued after 2020. BUSINESSEUROPE strongly supports global efforts to reduce emissions and urges governments and the European Commission to achieve an ambitious international climate agreement in 2015. Whatever the outcome of the international climate negotiations in 2015, the EU should set a binding 2030 emissions reduction target. However, to avoid the negative consequences of unilateral decisions, the EU should take into account the outcome of the negotiations on this agreement when deciding on the most appropriate level of ambition.

Created: 29/07/2015 Last edited: 21/06/2016


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)

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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