EU carbon trading reforms in doubt after MEPs fail to agree on start date

Jessica Shankleman
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Decision deals a blow to efforts to bring forward reforms by four years to 2017

Hopes that the European Union will push through early reforms to its emissions trading scheme (ETS) suffered a blow today, after MEPs failed to approve an amendment aimed at bolstering carbon prices...

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