The European Parliament Environment Committee met June 19 and approved two proposals, one involving the Emissions Trading System and the other reducing fluorinated gas emissions. The first proposal would allow the European Commission to delay the auction of up to 900 million allowances scheduled for sale between 2013 and 2015. The plan is designed to fix the current surplus of allowances. The full European Parliament will vote on the proposal in its July 2-3 session with EU member states considering it after. The second proposal would limit the sale of hydrofluorocarbons to 16 percent of their current level by 2030; since the committee heavily amended the proposal, which was originally introduced by the European Commission, negotiations to reconcile the differences will begin in the fall.