Coal support set to continue under EU ETS reform deal

Some coal-fired power stations will be eligible for continued support under a reformed EU ETS, environmentalists have slammed the compromise

Some coal-fired power stations will be eligible for continued support under a reformed EU ETS. Photograph: Kodda/123RFSome coal-fired power stations will be eligible for continued support under a late-night deal agreed between MEPs and national government delegates over reforms to the EU’s emissions trading system.

The European Commission and trading carbon sectors welcomed the deal, but environmentalists have slammed the compromise as inadequate for Paris commitments.

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