News articles written by Alexis De Méyère

Net Zero Industrial Act and the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform: Forging a Synergy for the European Industry of the Future

16 February 2024

During last week’s trilogue negotiations, the EU Commission, the EU Parliament, and the EU Council reached a provisional agreement on the Net Zero Industrial Act (NZIA). This Regulation will form the backbone of the EU’s strategy to boost domestic green tech production, known as the Green Deal Industrial Plan. This initiative responds to the global

Harmonising Carbon Pricing in the CBAM Era: EU-Switzerland ETS Linkage

7 February 2024

Recent developments in the Agreement between the EU and Switzerland on linking their Emission Trading Systems reflect an ongoing commitment inside the European Union to aligning carbon pricing strategies across borders, that is now expected to accelerate following the adoption and implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). The EU Carbon Pricing Strategy The

CBAM Registry’s Technical Issues: EU Addresses Concerns in Last-Minute Press Release

30 January 2024

The European Commission has taken action regarding the technical issues affecting the submission of data for the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the Import Control System 2 (ICS2). These problems have arisen from a technical fault impacting several EU customs systems, including the CBAM Transitional Registry. In response, systems updates have been made

2024 is almost here and so is the deadline for the 1st CBAM Report!

20 December 2023

As most of us are headed towards the festive holiday season, and close 2023 with a winter break, the situation is slightly complex for firms in the EU who are subject to the mandatory CBAM Reporting, starting in 2024. Wrapping up this year’s tasks, taking the usual year-end break, and starting the new year 2024 with

Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR): The EU Parliament adopts its position with view to the upcoming negotiations with the Council

23 November 2023

In November 2022, the European Commission (EC) unveiled its proposal for a new Regulation on packaging and packaging waste (PPWR).  This proposal, aimed at replacing the existing framework established in 1994, addresses the urgent need to harmonise divergent regulatory practices across member states, which have been creating significant barriers in the internal market for packaging,

Energy Transition: The Regulatory Pulse of Belgium’s Hydrogen Strategy

22 November 2023

As the global focus shifts towards clean energy, hydrogen has gained an increased attention and emerges as a frontrunner in the race to decarbonize the EU economy. Acting as a versatile energy carrier, hydrogen has the potential to accelerate energy transformation in   various sectors including transport, and energy storage. Most importantly, hydrogen combustion does