Backloading: A Necessary, But Not Sufficient First Step
CEPS Special Report No. 72
8 Pages Posted: 24 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 20, 2012
In July 2012, the European Commission issued an invitation for public consultation to review the ‘auctioning time profile’ for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme” in order to collect views from stakeholders and experts in the field of the EU carbon market on a draft for a future amendment of the Commission Regulation on the timing, administration and other aspects of auctioning of greenhouse gas emission allowances. In this submission, the CEPS Carbon Market Forum addresses the following questions and offers its views on the Commission’s proposed amendments:
- Is back loading a good idea?
- Is there a need for following up the back loading with structural measures?
- What should the number be? If this cannot be addressed, what are the considerations for deciding upon that number?
- What price expectations are linked to the number? On what basis are they construed?
Keywords: European Commission, EU, Emissions Trading Scheme, EU carbon market, Commission Regulation on the timing, Carbon Market Forum, Backloading
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