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News tagged with „KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer“

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September 2015

25.09.2015 – ZEW (dos/cgi/fkr)

KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer 2015: Global Climate Policy Less Harmful to Competitiveness than Energy Transition for Companies Regulated by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme

German companies participating in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) analyse the consequences of climate policy on their competitiveness in a variety of ways. When asked whether global climate policy - e. g. decisions adopted at UN climate negotiations - negatively impacted on their competitiveness, 39 per cent of the respondents gave a positive response. 53 per cent of companies expect European climate protection rules, such as the EU ETS, to have a negative impact on competitiveness. Climate policy at the national level, the turnaround in German Energy Policy (the so-called energy transition), for example, is perceived as being potentially damaging by 59 per cent of companies. This is one of the findings of the KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer 2015, an annual survey conducted by KfW bank in cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), since 2009. The survey analyses the impact of the EU ETS on the companies regulated. read more

September 2013

11.09.2013 – ZEW (ggr/alo)

2013 KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer - Low Prices for CO2 Certificates Still a Weak Incentive to Reduce Emissions

The low price for CO2 in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is still hardly an incentive for companies to reduce CO2 emissions. Companies regulated under the Emissions Trading System, however, do feel the impact of the weak economic situation in the eurozone. Their total CO2 emissions in Europe went down by two per cent in 2012. In Germany, by contrast, emissions of the regulated companies increased by 0.5 per cent compared with the previous year also due to the country’s on-going strong economic development. These are the findings of the 2013 KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer. This annual survey has been jointly conducted since 2009 by KfW bank and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) within a co-operation project that examines the impact of the EU ETS regime on the regulated companies. read more

August 2012

22.08.2012 – ZEW/KfW (alo/blu/ggr)

KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer 2012: EU Emissions Trading System in Severe Crisis

The most recent KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer shows that the costs resulting from the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) play a lesser role for the surveyed companies’ location decision than widely assumed. German companies subjected to the emissions trading regime do increasingly invest outside of Europe, but their motivation is to establish businesses close to local markets. read more

September 2011

07.09.2011 – ZEW/KfW (alo/ggr)

KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer: German Companies Inadequately Prepared for Changes in EU Emissions Trading From 2013

German companies are inadequately prepared for the third trading period of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which will start in 2013. This is the finding of the third KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer. Up till now, too few companies in Germany have taken measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Only 40 per cent of the companies surveyed have so far evaluated the expected costs. read more

July 2010

01.07.2010 – ZEW/KfW (alo/kbo)

KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer - German Companies Not Fit for EU Emissions Trading

The second KfW/ZEW CO2 Barometer indicates that German firms’ occupation with the opportunities and risks of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is insufficient. Two thirds of them have not yet analysed the potential costs they will face as of 2013. Emission certificates will then not be distributed cost-free, but will be put up for auction. read more

June 2009

02.06.2009 – KfW/ZEW (Pöthig/kbo)

KfW/ZEW CO2-Survey: German Companies Actively Participate in EU Emissions Trading

The KfW/ZEW CO2-Barometer, which was released for the first time today, reflects a dynamically growing market for CO2 certificates in Europe. The survey is based on the EU emissions trading system (EU ETS), the first major transnational trading programme for greenhouse gases in the world. However, the database for the development of supply and demand as well as for the cost of emission certificates is rather incomplete at this point. This lack of information is reduced by a survey among German firms committed to emissions trading and international CO2 trading experts in the scope of the KfW/ZEW CO2-Barometer, which was jointly established by the KfW banking group and the Centre for European Economic Research. read more


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