The EP votes for fair and ambitious EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

On15 February 2017 the European Parliament has adopted its position on the EU ETS Directive review for the post 2020 period ahead of the inter-institutional trilogue with a majority of 379 votes against 263 rejections and 57 abstentions.

Alain Delcourt, Cerame-Unie President, says: “We need to make sure that the EU does not decarbonize by de-industrializing. We welcome the fact that this principle was recognized by the majority of the MEPs at a vote today and that the European Parliament has rejected the discriminatory and legally questionable proposal for the import inclusion mechanism, which would have directly impacted ceramic bricks, roof tiles and clay pipes sectors. Jobs, growth and innovation are equally important in all manufacturing industries and all sectors investing in carbon reduction should be rewarded, if they...

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