OPINION: EU carbon market in the crossfire of the energy crisis and legislative changes

By Riham Wahba, Market Analyst at Vertis Environmental Finance The EU ETS, covering Europe’s carbon-intensive industries, establishes emission reduction targets for more than 11,000 installations. Such entities were responsible for more than 1.3 billion tons of CO2 emissions in 2021. Besides these companies, in 2018, the European Commission opened the market to financial entities; hence, […]

Research places older workers at the forefront of OSH policies…

A pilot project hosted by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has presented some key findings as a result of a series of reports conducted on occupational safety and health (OSH) in the context of an ageing EU workforce. One report ‘The ageing workforce: implications for occupational safety and health’ demonstrates the […]

Scotland leads the UK in energy and climate change…

New analysis compiled by the government’s climate watchdog, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has discovered that Scotland is leading the UK when it comes to lowering emissions; detailing that its annual greenhouse gas reduction target was met in 2014 and gross emissions fell by 8.6 per cent during that period – compared to a […]

Brexit vote behind confidence dip in energy efficiency…

The latest EEVS & Bloomberg report has suggested that supplier confidence in the energy efficiency sector has fallen to its lowest point in five years; detailing a combination of supplier order books, sales prices, government action and staffing levels had experienced an overall confidence fall to (-) 38 points for the second quarter (Q2) of 2016. This follows a decline of 21 points in the previous quarter to (-) 4; the […]