The current EU climate ambition is to reach a reduction in GHG emissions of at least 40% by 2030 (compared to 1990). Sectors not covered by the EU...
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The EU ETS price may continue to be low for the foreseeable future – Should we care?
Carbon prices in the EU ETS have been low for a number of years and might remain at relatively low levels for the foreseeable future.
That does not mean that the EU ETS, or the price signal it produces, is meaningless. Incentives to abate greenhouse gas emissions exist at any price level (it is just stronger with higher prices).This is true even if the impact is different between the power and industrial sectors, partly but not only because of the difference in allocation rules. What the ETS price signal does not drive, however, is long-term investment decisions, which are more a function of price expectations and expected returns on investment.