Cost-effective emission reductions and low-carbon investments: extracts from the vote, extracts from the debate (05/02) and illustrative shots

Event date: 06/02/2018

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During the EP plenary session (5-8 February 2018) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate (05/02) and vote a law to strengthen greenhouse gas emission curbs via the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), so as to begin delivering on Paris climate accord pledges. To promote low-carbon innovation, the law would also establish a “modernisation fund” and an “innovation fund” to support renewable energy, carbon capture and storage and low-carbon innovation projects. Statements by Julie GIRLING (ECR, UK), Rapporteur, and Miguel ARIAS CAÑETE, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action and Energy. The results from the vote are: 535 in favour, 104 against and 39 abstentions. Illustrative shots