BRUSSELS Feb 15 The European Parliament on
Wednesday backed draft reforms of the carbon market post-2020
but rejected a proposal for a faster removal of surplus carbon
permits from the EU's emission trading system.
The draft sticks with the European Commission's proposal for
the cap of emissions to decrease by 2.2 percent per year.
The file will now be sent back to the assembly's Environment
Committee, whose lawmakers will launch talks with EU member
states to hammer out the final legislation.
(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Phil Blenkinsop)