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Unexpected alliance between shipowners and NGO wants expanded EU CO2 quota system

An unexpected alliance between Greek shipowners and an environmental NGO wants EU's CO2 quota system ETS to be more far-reaching. There should be no free CO2 quotas, and the ETS system must cover more than the EU, says T&E to ShippingWatch.

An unexpected alliance between Swedish and Greek shipowners and environmental NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has detonated a minor political bomb on the question of how the European shipping industry should pay for the reduction of CO2 emissions. 

With the EU's proposal for a new CO2 quota system just a few months away, the new alliance announces three strong objectives:

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