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The text on Consolidated Amendment 27 is here. The voting results were: 1st Part (whole amendment without date and limit value) 48-15 ADOPTED 2nd Part (year) 2010 12-50 falls 2012 24-36 falls 2014 30-32 falls 2015 46-17 ADOPTED 3rd Part (limit value) 350g 24-37 falls 400g 29-30 falls 500g 47-15 ADOPTED

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FLASH-2: AM-500 ADOPTED

In a surprise turnaround, the Environment Committee has adopted Amendment 500, less than an hour after reject a similar compromise amendment (number 16) by just one vote. Moments before the vote, rapportuer Chris Davies assured the commiittee that in negotiations with Council, every effort would be made to avoid negative impacts on those states most… » read more

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Fourteen organisations – including major utilities, equipment suppliers and oil & gas companies – have issued a joint statement calling on MEPs to adopted Amendment-500 (now re-cast as Compromise Amendment 16) as part of the Doyle Report to be adopted by the EP Environment Committee next Tuesday morning. If ultimately successful, the amendment will harness… » read more

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World coal body backs AM-500

The World Coal Institute is calling all members of Parliament’s Environment Committee to support Amendment 500 on ‘Super Tuesday’, 7 October, when legislative reports on 3 of 4 parts of the EU climate & energy package will be adopted. In its position paper, the WCI says: “Adoption of amendment 500 is a critical step towards… » read more

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ZEP backs AM-500

ZEP, the European Zero-Emissions Technology Platform, has this week written to all 68 Members of Parliament’s Environment Committee calling on them to support Amendment 500 in voting on the DOYLE REPORT (ETS Revision) on 7 October. You can find a copy of the letter posted here, with the amendment itself on page 3 of the… » read more

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Reuters reports here that the European Commission says it could now accept a version of a European Parliament proposal to use some ETS allowances to support a European CCS demonstration programme. Amendment 500, as it is known, reserves up to 500M allowances over the period to 2020 to reward successful demonstration projects. It will be… » read more

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MEPs Avril Doyle (EPP, IR), Linda McAvan (PSE, UK) & Chris Davies (ALDE, UK) have jointly tabled a key amendment that seeks to reserve upto 500M EU CO2 emissions allowances to reward succesful early-mover large-scale demonstration projects. The allowances would be issued from 2013 onwards, but qualifying projects would secure public-private agreements to participate in… » read more

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In Strasbourg next week (Wed 18 June), the European Parliament will vote on a legislative amendment to EU electricity law requiring all new power plants not to emit more that 350g CO2 per kwh of output (i.e. both power and heat). A limit value of 350g effectively bans the construction of new conventional coal plants… » read more

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