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EU committee narrowly backs 2021 carbon reforms start in non-binding vote
January 22, 2015 / 9:22 AM / 3 years ago

EU committee narrowly backs 2021 carbon reforms start in non-binding vote

BRUSSELS, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The European Parliament’s industry committee on Thursday narrowly voted in favour of starting reforms to boost the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) by 2021, in line with a proposal from the executive European Commission.

In a close vote, they rejected an amendment to begin reforms by an earlier date of 2017 and narrowly backed a 2021 start.

The committee vote is only one stage of a process that needs to be followed by an environment committee vote and then approval of the full parliament and member states. (Reporting by Barbara Lewis; editing by Jason Neely)

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