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European Parliament adopts MSR; industry says it will not reduce emissions but will drive up costs

11:57 AM MDT | July 8, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the current surplus of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission permits by placing them in a market stability reserve (MSR), thereby supporting the price of the emission permits. The current surplus of permits is estimated at about 2 billion. The MSR will come into operation at the beginning of 2019. “The MSR is an efficient, market-driven tool that will stabilize [the] ETS and thereby save...

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