NOx and SO2 trading

An independent study by Ecofys/Emission Care (commissioned by CEMBUREAU) has been launched on the consequences which an industrial NOx and SO2 emissions trading scheme (ETSii) could have on the European cement sector. Titled “The ETS paradox. Emissions trading for industrial NOx and SO2 in the EU: consequences for the European cement sector”. The report concludes that the window of opportunity for the introduction of an ETS for NOx and SO2 is small and therefore risky. As the ETS for NOx and SO2 would be introduced at a relatively late stage by which emissions will have already been substantially reduced through existing instruments. In addition, the introduction of a new policy instrument will add another element to the existing complexity of air pollution policies that the Commission is intending to simplify. The full study can be downloaded at:

The CEMBUREAU position on Entec study can be found at:

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