EU ministers approve free carbon allowances for mineral sectors to 2030

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 12 April 2019

The European Union will issue carbon allowances for free until 2030 under its Emissions Trading Scheme, to prevent employers moving operations - and paid employment for EU citizens - outside the region.

By Keith Nuthall

The European Union’s Council of Ministers has accepted a proposal that producers and processors of industrial minerals should be allocated free carbon allowances under the EU emissions trading system (ETS) until 2030.

The decision, which supports a proposal from the European Commission (EC), has been made...