Can the EU Emissions Trading Scheme survive Europe's debt crisis?

Confidence crisis for carbon?

Emissions - smoke stacks

The price of carbon under the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) has dropped considerably this year and looks set to remain low throughout 2012 and beyond. To maintain confidence in the scheme as a method of lowering carbon emissions and triggering investment in clean energy, experts say the issue of oversupply of credits needs to be addressed and changes need to take place in the next phase of the scheme – phase three – which starts in 2013.

The price of an EU ETS carbon credit –

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: