France offers deal on heavy user carbon

December 2008
Utility Week;12/5/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 29, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on a compromise deal proposed by France that would make major energy consumers eligible for free pollution permits. The proposal is aimed at France securing an agreement over the proposed climate change package of the European Union. This is also in line with Paris not wanting European heavy industries to face unfair competition from international rivals based in jurisdictions operating much looser greenhouse gas controls.


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