Emission trading in Europe: Not such a good idea

Marcus, Amanda
September 2006
Paper 360;Sep2006, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p12
Trade Publication
The article assesses the effectiveness of the European Union (EU) Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the move of the EU toward bioenergy as an alternative to fossil fuel. Factors attributed to the price increase in electricity in Europe in 2005 include dry weather during winter, concerns about possible reduced availability of plants and high gas prices. The objective of ETS is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in a cost-effective manner. It emphasizes the effect of the plan of the EU to use bioenergy on the paper industry.


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