EU ETS to cover waste incineration; new plenary vote von ETS reform next week

European Parliament political groups now working to find a compromise

The reform of the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS), the heart of EU climate policy, stalled in the European Parliament last week. A majority of MEPs voted to reject the draft report on the proposals to reform the ETS Directive.

The legislative impasse leaves the inclusion of waste to energy (wte) plants for municipal waste in the EU ETS open for the time being. However, the plenary voted last week to adopt amendments which will include wte plants in the scope of the ETS Directive as of 2026, meaning the facilities would be subject to the rules on permits for emissions of greenhouse gases and the allocation and issuing of certificates....

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