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By Peter Teffer. The European Commissioner in charge of that budget, Guenther Oettinger, gave some examples earlier this month. Watch our founder Lisbeth Kirk explain the reasons in this second video.
He said a tax on plastics could do the trick, and despite his colleagues' doubtsis lobbying in favour of the idea. The German commissioner also launched the idea for another potential source of revenue: the proceeds from the EU's emissions trading system ETS. In a speechhe noted that the member states set climate goals and targets at an EU level, and acts as one at international climate conferences, like in Paris and Marrakesh.
Oettinger did not give additional information, and much of his focus afterwards went on the plastics tax suggestion. Companies that are part of the ETS are required to hand in these permits for every tonne of CO2 they emit. While it is possible that the UK would continue to remain a part of the system, it is unthinkable that the UK government would agree that the proceeds would then go into the EU budget.
Using the ETS revenues for the EU budget would also be a big culture shock for those managing the budget. The EU would have to adjust its programmes far more to a fluctuating income then it does now — just UjTb - EMPIRE OF VAMPIRES - QWERTY QUEST national budgets do, said Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, a Dutch member of the European Parliament. Whether ETS is the best, is something to be discussed, there are others as well," said Gerbrandy, a Liberal member of the parliament's environment committee.
It is unclear how the income from the ETS will develop over the years, because it is determined by various factors.
One is that as ofthe number of ETS permits which member state authorities will be allowed to sell, will decrease by 2. Economic theories about supply and demand state that the price should go up if the permits becomes more rare, but the system has suffered a much-lower-than-expected price for yearsdue to the economic crisis and a subsequent glut of available permits.
Some measures to correct that will enter into force next year, but it is difficult to predict how well it will work. Before the commission's plan could work, it would need the approval from national governments, something which could prove quite difficult.
But there was probably a political reason why in the mids, when the system was set up, it was decided that national budgets should benefit from the ETS. But moving the collection of ETS money from a national to EU level is just another way of increasing member states' contributions, said Gareth Goldsmith, spokesman for the European Conservative and Reformist group in the EU parliament, which is often critical of the more federalist side of EU plans.
However, using the ETS plan Mila moja sto jes - IVAN ČIŽMÁR - životné cesty s ludovou piesnou mean that contribution hikes are linked to the level of dirtiness of a country's industry and power sector. InGermany received This can be explained for a large part because of Germany's higher reliance on CO2-emitting coal power, compared to France's nuclear power. ETS auctioning as a budget resource, would make Italy and Spain Min Tornerose - Julie Maria - På Kanten Af Virkeligheden second- and third-largest contributor, and would see Romania contributing more Mila moja sto jes - IVAN ČIŽMÁR - životné cesty s ludovou piesnou the Netherlands.
Currently, national governments are required to spend 50 percent of the ETS revenue on measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is possible for such a requirement to implement at an EU level as well, but the EU budget has no 'earmarking', which means that it would be difficult to check if the ETS proceeds actually went to climate action. In fact, the whole debate about the EU budget is in part because the commission is asked to do more on other fields, like migration and security.
The Commission plans a new plastic tax, and to pocket income from the emission trading scheme, for the next EU budget. It is also studying whether there are Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On - Lightnin Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle grounds to link EU funds to the rule of law issue.
As fellow commissioners downplay expectations for a plastic levy in Strasbourg, German commissioner Oettinger goes online to defend "his idea". UK companies want clarity on future involvement in the EU's flagship climate tool, the emissions Mila moja sto jes - IVAN ČIŽMÁR - životné cesty s ludovou piesnou system.
A short-term fix has been taken - but many questions remain. EU negotiators reached a deal on the ETS after breaking a deadlock on the eligibility criteria for a modernisation fund. Only Romania and Bulgaria will be allowed to use it to finance projects related to coal.
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Commission reveals plastic tax to cover Brexit budget hole JanThe Commission plans a new plastic tax, and to pocket income from the emission trading scheme, for the next EU budget.
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