Legal note on carbon leakage consultation response

This note considers the legal scope of the Commission's powers to revise the list of sectors deemed exposed to significant risk of carbon leakage under the ETS Directive. In particular, we address the pivotal question of whether the Commission would be acting within the scope of its powers by departing from the projected carbon price (30 Euros a tonne) that underpinned the initial list of eligibility.

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Published September 2, 2013
Found in EnergyFossil FuelsRule of law