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On Wednesday, the EU Commission will release new legislation to reform Europe’s key climate policy, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). This will kick off a year-long debate about how best to marry low carbon ambitions with economic competitiveness.

In today’s new briefing, Sandbag explains how the current rules are not sufficiently encouraging major industrial emitters to invest in decarbonisation, and shares its recommendations for reform. Sandbag also launches a new interactive data tool illustrating how many spare free emissions rights industry has built up over time, and forecasting future supply balances.

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