Commission proposal for an amendment of Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community

Published: 11 July 2008

Policies & Issues: Environment

Amending Council Directive 96/61/EC

On 23rd January 2008, the European Commission submitted the abovementioned proposal on amendment of the Directive on an EU-wide Emission Trading System (ETS). European mechanical, electrical, electronic and metal articles industries represented by Orgalime generally support the Commission’s ambition to generate well-balanced EU-wide initiatives on climate protection, as well as initiatives on the sustainable use of resources.

Our industries are ready to contribute to the realisation of the EU’s 2020 energy and climate change objectives and are undertaking pro-active in initiatives related to energy efficiency (please see Electra report “Twenty solutions for growth and investment to 2020 and beyond” available at http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/electr_equipment/electra.htm).

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