CEPS Task Force

CEPS Carbon Market Forum

Review of EU ETS Issues


The CEPS Carbon Market Forum Task Force on the EU ETS Review Issues is the third initiative of the  CEPS Carbon Market Forum, a three-year umbrella programme for carbon market-related activities, which will provide a neutral space where policy-makers and regulators can meet carbon market stakeholders to discuss carbon market regulation, and general policy issues. The CEPS Carbon Market Forum is headed by Andrei Marcu.

Among the contributions made by this TF we can count:

  • In response to the European Commissions invitation for Public Consultation (July 25th, 2012) “on review of the auctioning time profile for the EU Emissions Trading Scheme” a submission on back loading was made on October 5th, 2012.
  • The EC issued a package on November 14th (including a “Proposal on back loading” and a “Report on the state of the carbon market in 2012”), the CEPS CMF addressed this with a submission on EU Structural Options (February 28th, 2013)
  • Subsequently, a request for submissions and a public consultation process (March 1st and April 19th) was launched by the EC. The CEPS CMF participated and presented at the first consultation meeting on March 1st, 2013.

Upcoming publications will include a Special Report on the European Commissions “Report on the state of the carbon market in 2012” and a paper on the potential costs of not having the EU ETS. A full-day meeting in Brussels is also planned on the 18th of April 2013 to review both those projects and look forward at the possible changes that will be made to the EU ETS.

Chair: Teresa Ribera, former Secretary of State for Climate Change in the Spanish Government from 2008 to 2011

Rapporteur: Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor and Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum

A number of publications by this TF are listed below.

Brainstorming sessions:
1st session: 17 April 2012 – Agenda and 2nd session: 18 April 2012 – Agenda
Summary of the Brainstorming sessions

1st meeting: 29 May 2012 – Draft Agenda
2nd meeting (Warsaw): 4 July 2012 – Annotated AgendaDraft Agenda – Summary
3rd meeting (Brussels): 10 September 2012- Agenda – Summary
4th meetings (Paris): 19 October 2012 – Agenda – Meeting Notes – Report
5th meeting (Berlin): 22 October 2012  – Agenda
6th meeting: 1 February 2013 – Agenda – Background Document for 1 February
7th meeting: 23 April 2013 – Agenda
8th meeting: 1 October 2013 – Roundtable on EU ETS Structural reform
9th meeting: 27 January 2014 – Agenda
10th meeting: 10 April 2014 – Market Stability Reserve – Understanding the proposal and its market impacts – Agenda
11th meeting: May 14 2014 – Market Stability Reserve – Exploring alternative parameters and the basis for intervention – Agenda
12th meeting: June 2014 – Market Stability Reserve – Alternative architecture including governance of the mechanism – Agenda
13th meeting: November 18 2014 – Market Stability Reserve – Discussing the MSR’s Bandwidth – Agenda – Paper: The Proposed Market Stability Reserve
14th meeting: February 18 2015 – EC Public Consultation on ETS Directive reform: Roundtable – Agenda

Special events:
The Outlook for energy: A view to 2040. How will the world meet the global energy challenge?
Wednesday, 7 May, 2014 – 16:30 – 18:00
Market Stability Reserve: Assessing the Future of EU Carbon Trading
Wednesday, 8 October, 2014 – 13:00 – 14:30

Additional dates:
24 September 2012: Conference call (10am) on CEPS submission on EU ETS consultation on Back loading.
19 October 2012 (Paris): Roundtable on Carbon Bank (9am-1pm), among participants: Mark Lewis (Deutsche Bank), Christian de Perthuis (Chair, Economie du Climat) & other representatives from the US and Europe.

Presentations 1st meeting:
The cost of non ETS scenario: The benefits or giving it a “second life”, Christian de Perthuis, Université Paris-Dauphine
The European CO2 allowances market: Issues in the transition to Phase III, Christian de Perthuis and Raphaël Trotignon, The Climate Economics Chair

Presentation 2nd meeting:
EU ETS: Short-term fixes, long-term solutions, Grzegorz Peszko, Lead Energy/Environmental Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EU ETS: success or failure?, Daria Kulczycka, Polska Konfederacja Pracodawców Prywatnych Lewiatan
EU Climate Policy & EU ETS, Tomasz Chruszczow, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Ministry of Environment, Poland
EU ETS: delivered results and challenges to face, Giovanni Bertolino, Head of Carbon Regulation, Enel
Moving the ETS Forward Horizon 2030, Krzysztof Bolesta, Ministry of Environment, Poland
What is the debate needed to move the ETS forward?, Thomas Spencer, IDDRI
EU-ETS Emissions Trading Back to the Roots, Krzystof Zmijewski, Secretary General, Public Board of Low-Emission Economy Development
Summary of the 2nd meeting

Presentations 3rd meeting:
Fixing ETS by effective backloading?, Sam Van den Plas, WWF European Policy Office
Under what conditions is back-loading effective?, Polish Ministry of Environment
Putting backloading into context, Simone Ruiz, EU Policy Director, IETA
Summary of the 3rd meeting

Presentation 4th meeting:
EU Carbon Bank: Institutional implications (preliminary analysis)Christian Egenhofer, CEPS
The case for an IRA (Independent Regulation Authority): Governance Challenges of the EU-ETSChristian de Perthuis, Paris-Dauphine University
Meeting Notes 4th meeting
Link to the report: http://www.chaireeconomieduclimat.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/12-03-28-Cahier-ID-n14-De-Perthuis-Trotignon-EN.pdf

Presentations 6th meeting
Options for structural measures in the EU ETSL.J.M. Blanson Henkemans, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
EU ETS Track Record: Purpose – EU and Polish perspective, The National Centre for Emissions Management (KOBiZE), Poland
Why EU ETS?, Sam Van Den Plas, WWF European Policy Office
What’s going on with the CO2 price in the EU ? Challenges facing the EU-ETS, David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chairman, IETA
EU ETS track record: Outcome, Susanne Kuschel, Energy & Climate Policy, BASF
EU ETS Mkt Functioning, JPMorgan
Flexibility and Rigidity, Jean-Yves Caneill, Head of Climate Policy, EDF SA
Proposed solution: Criteria & reasons for selection, BDI
EU ETS Future, Rob van der Meer, Heidelberg Cement
Assessing options for structural reforms on the EU ETS, Giovanni Bertolino, Head of Carbon Regulation and Climate Change, Enel

Presentations 7th meeting
Quantity flexibility in the Australian ETS: rolling capsAnthea Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Australian government, Climate Change authority
Options for structural measures in the EU ETSStefan P. Schleicher, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz
Notes on supply side flexibility Damien Morris, Sandbag
EU ETS structural reform. Why and how to bring supply-side flexibility in the EU ETS?Raphael Trotignon, Climate Economics Chair, Dauphine University Paris
EU Carbon Bank: Institutional implicationsChristian Egenhofer, Senior Fellow, CEPS

Presentation 8th meeting
Ground rules for EU ETS structural reform and how to implement these Tomas Wyns, CCAP – EU

Presentation 9th meeting
2030 Framework for Climate and Energy – Stefan Vergote, DG CLIMA, Head of Unit A4 ‘Strategy and Economic Assessment’, European Commission
The EC package on the energy and climate framework – Target and coordination: A power industry perspective – Daniele Agostini, Head of Low Carbon Policies and Carbon Regulation, Enel Holding
The EU 2030 Framework: Targets and Coordination – Stefan Schleicher, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz
The New EU Climate and Energy Package: Passing the test? – Stéphanie Croguennec, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy

Presentation 10th meeting
2030 EU ETS Reform EU 2030 – Yvon Slingenberg, DG Climate Action, European Commission
The MSR: Impact on balances and prices – Marcus Ferdinand, Head of EU Carbon Analysis, Point Carbon Thomson Reuters
EU ETS Market Stability Reserve Simulations with the Zephyr model – Raphael Trotignon, Climate Economics Chair
EU ETS Market Stability Reserve – Interrelationship with competitiveness – Cécile Goubet, Carbon market Unit, Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France
Market Stability Reserve and interrelationship with other policies – Stefan P. Schleicher, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz

Presentation 11th meeting
Carbon Market Reserves, Functioning and Governance –  Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor and Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum
The MSR: Ceiling and floor triggers – Stig Schølset, Head of Carbon Analysis, Thomson Reuters
Market Stability Reserve – Dr. Ingo Tschach, Head of Market Analysis, Tschach Solutions
EU ETS Reform: Is Delegation the Key? – Godefroy Grosjean, Potsdam Institute
MSR 2.0 – Ondrej Strecker, Strategy Division, CEZ Group
EU ETS Market Stability Reserve Timing and end of period cross over – Daniele Agostini, Head of Low Carbon Policies and Carbon Regulation, Enel Holding

Presentation 12th meeting
EU ETS Market Stability Reserve Options – Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor adn Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, CEPS
Non-economic shocks and their implications for the EU ETS Market Stability Reserve – Emilie Alberola, CDC
French non paper on MSR proposal – Cécile Goubet, General directorate of energy and climate, Government of France
Relationship of MSR with other policy interventions – Bram Borkent, Ecofys
What to do with the backloaded EUAs? – Vera Brenzel, EON
What to do with the backloaded EUAs? – L. Rathe, Hydro

Presentation 13th meeting
Market Stability Reserve – Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor and Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, CEPS
The EU ETS Market Stability Reserve: A Responsiveness Mechanism – Luca Taschini, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics
Cutting Hedges – Dave Jones, Sandbag
HeidelbergCement perspective on MSR – Rob van der Meer, HeidelbergCement
France’s position on the Commission’s proposal to establish a market stability reserve – Cécile Goubet, France
Will the Market Stability Reserve in the EU Emission Trading scheme live up to its name?Jörn C. Richstein, Delft University of Technology
MSR Bandwidth and How Can We Stay Competetive With MRS – Liv Rathe, Norsk Hydro

Presentations 14th meeting
EC Public Consultation on ETS Directive Revision: Roundtable – Andrei Marcu, Senior Advisor and Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, CEPS

Marcu, A. (2012) Backloading: A necessary, but not sufficient first step. Submission to the European Commission, 5 October.
Marcu, A. (2013) CEPS Carbon Market Forum Submission to the EC: Consultation on structural options to strengthen the EU Emissions Trading System, forthcoming publication 2013.
Marcu, A. (2014) The Market Stability Reserve in Perspective, October 2014.

Andrei Marcu, CEPS Senior Advisor and Head of the CEPS Carbon Market Forum, andrei.marcu@ceps.eu
Kerstin Born-Sirkel, CEPS Director of Corporate and External Relations, kerstin.born@ceps.eu
Christian Egenhofer, CEPS Senior Fellow, Head of the Energy and Climate Change Programme, christian.egenhofer@ceps.eu

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