Fix the Emissions Trading System (ETS)
The patient - the ETSEmissions fromfossil fuel powerplants andheavy industrycause climatechange. TheEmissionsTrading Syste...
The patient - the ETS
The illness -surplus permitsThe economiccrisis hasundermined theETS by bringingabout a surplusof emissionspermits.How?
The treatment - backloadingA short-term lowering of the supply of permits isneeded to save the carbon market.             ...
The cure - structural measuresOnly a long-term reduction of the supply ofpermits will cure the flooded ETS market.        ...
How does the ETS work? • The cap sets a limit on the total amount of carbon that   can be emitted by the power and industr...
Why backloading? • Backloading means postponing the auctioning of 900   million permits out of the 2,000 million surplus. ...
Why backloading? • Backloading means postponing the auctioning of 900   million permits out of the 2,000 million surplus. ...
To download the infographic in pdf versionclick hereFor additional and more in-depthinformation on each of the issues and ...
EWEA is the voice of the wind industry, actively    promoting wind power in Europe and  worldwide. It has over 700 members...
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Emissions from fossil fuel power plants and heavy industry cause climate change.The Emissions Trading System (ETS) puts a price on carbon emissions and prices fossil fuel electricity at its real cost.

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  1. 1. Fix the Emissions Trading System (ETS)
  2. 2. The patient - the ETSEmissions fromfossil fuel powerplants andheavy industrycause climatechange. TheEmissionsTrading System(ETS) puts aprice on carbonemissions andprices fossil fuelelectricity at itsreal cost.
  3. 3. The patient - the ETS
  4. 4. The illness -surplus permitsThe economiccrisis hasundermined theETS by bringingabout a surplusof emissionspermits.How?
  5. 5. The treatment - backloadingA short-term lowering of the supply of permits isneeded to save the carbon market. Delay the sale of part of the permits.
  6. 6. The cure - structural measuresOnly a long-term reduction of the supply ofpermits will cure the flooded ETS market. Remove all surplus emissions permits. Adopt ambitious 2030 emissions reduction and renewables targets to create a stable investment framework and a structurally sound Emissions Trading System.
  7. 7. How does the ETS work? • The cap sets a limit on the total amount of carbon that can be emitted by the power and industrial plants in the system; the cap goes down over time. Permits are received for free or auctioned. • Companies can trade permits to emit carbon with one another. If a company reduces its emissions, it can keep the spare permits to cover its future needs or sell them to another company.
  8. 8. Why backloading? • Backloading means postponing the auctioning of 900 million permits out of the 2,000 million surplus. Fewer permits being available should push the carbon price back up. Alongside a binding renewables targets, a higher carbon price can help push investments in renewable sectors like wind energy that are creating jobs (248,000 EU jobs in 2011). • Backloading is a push for both climate action and economic growth.
  9. 9. Why backloading? • Backloading means postponing the auctioning of 900 million permits out of the 2,000 million surplus. Fewer permits being available should push the carbon price back up. Alongside a binding renewables targets, a higher carbon price can help push investments in renewable sectors like wind energy that are creating jobs (248,000 EU jobs in 2011). • Backloading is a push for both climate action and economic growth.
  10. 10. To download the infographic in pdf versionclick hereFor additional and more in-depthinformation on each of the issues and a lotmore, please visit EWEA’s websitewww.ewea.org or contact us atcommunication@ewea.org
  11. 11. EWEA is the voice of the wind industry, actively promoting wind power in Europe and worldwide. It has over 700 members fromalmost 60 countries making EWEA the worlds largest and most powerful wind energy network. www.ewea.org Rue dArlon 80, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

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