EU ETS

New proposal for binding 2030 emissions targets by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

New proposal for binding 2030 emissions targets

We review the EU’s July 2016 proposal for binding 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets for Member States, including the flexibilities available to Ireland. Read more

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions targets by Liam P. Ó Cléirigh

Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions targets

As we enter the second half of the decade, we review Ireland's greenhouse gas emissions levels in the context of EU and national targets. We also consider the outlook to 2020. Read more

EU ETS: beyond 2020 by Robert Harte

EU ETS: beyond 2020

Phase IV of the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) will run from 2021 until 2030 and is proposed to include steeper annual reductions in the GHG emissions cap. Read more

EU ETS annual compliance cycle by Robert Harte

EU ETS annual compliance cycle

Large industrial emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs) are obliged to monitor and report their emissions in accordance with the conditions set out in their GHG emissions permits. Read more

EU ETS phase III by Thomas Cleary

EU ETS phase III

The EU is pressing ahead with the tightening of GHG emissions of by means of phase III of its emissions trading scheme (ETS), which will run from 1 January 2013 until 2020. Read more

How much will a carbon tax cost? by Douglas Adamson

How much will a carbon tax cost?

In anticipation of the introduction of a carbon tax in Ireland via Budget 2010, we consider what rate it might be set at and the potential impact on the cost of fuels. Read more