Commission opts for middle ground on EU ETS set-aside

The EU will delay auctioning 900 million carbon allowances until 2019-20 in an effort to prop up the carbon price

The European Commission has proposed delaying auctions of 900 million carbon allowances until 2019-20 (photograph: Dreamstime.com)The European Commission has proposed delaying, or "back-loading", auctions of 900 million carbon allowances until 2019-20 in a bid to boost prices in the EU's beleaguered carbon market.

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