EU Emissions Trading Scheme

Department for Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Matthew Pennycook Matthew Pennycook Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on strengthening the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Government strongly supports reform to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). Ministers and officials have discussed EU ETS reform recently with counterparts in other Member States, as well as the European Commission and industry representatives. My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State will continue these discussions at the forthcoming Green Growth Summit in Brussels, which will be attended by a range of European public and private organisations.

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