A watershed moment for Europe’s ETS

A backloading vote in EU Parliament next week should have little impact on the bloc's carbon price, from an economic standpoint. But given it's a sign of political resolve, the vote could prove the defining moment for Europe's ETS.

On April 16, the EU Parliament will take a vote on the so-called ‘backloading’ proposal to delay the issuing of EU emissions permits. The outcome of the coming vote is unclear.

If the measure gets passed, markets will take this as a sign there is political resolve to reform the EU ETS and breathe more ambition into the scheme. If not, then EU ETS prices are likely to collapse further than they already have.



{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to proceed...

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access


Updating information

Please wait ...


{{ productPrice }} / day
( GST included )
Price $0
GST $0
Discount -{{productDiscount}}
TOTAL {{productPrice}}
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership


The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles