The next Committee meetings will be held on Monday 8 June (19.00 - 21.00) in Strasbourg, Tuesday 16 June (15.00 - 18.30) and Wednesday 17 June (09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30) in Brussels.
The ENVI Committee held an exchange of views with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the Commission, on the Energy Union Strategy in the context of Commission Work Programme 2015 and the priorities for 2016 as part of the structured dialogue. Key topics for the ENVI Committee include the implementation of the 2030 climate and energy framework, the international climate negotiations and the climate and decarbonisation aspects of the EU energy union.
A reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), informally agreed with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, was backed by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. The reform aims to reduce the surplus of carbon credits available for trading in order to support the price of the emission rights. The scheme would start operating in 2019. (Lue lisää)
EU countries would have to enforce sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits upon medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, under draft plans approved by the Environment Committee on Wednesday. MEPs voted to adapt the scheme to match the plants’ thermal input, so as to reduce the administrative burden on small businesses. (Lue lisää)
A draft law to reform the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), by reducing the surplus of carbon credits available for trading into order to support the price, was informally agreed upon by MEPs and the Latvian Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers on Tuesday. The surplus reserve would start operating in 2019. (Lue lisää)