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Commission adopts Decision on calculating free allocation of emission allowances

A Decision on how free emission allowances should be allocated to industrial installations covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) from 2013 has been adopted by the European Commission.

Carbon dioxide emissions rose in 2010, suggest EU ETS figures

Carbon dioxide emissions rose in 2010 after two years of substantial decline, according to EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) figures released this month.

Commission publishes guidelines on CCS implementation

Guidelines to help Member States implement the 2009 Directive on carbon capture and storage (CCS) have been published by the European Commission.

National emissions registries: update

The national emissions registry of Lithuania, Cyprus, Hungary, Liechtenstein and Malta have resumed normal operations on 20 April 2011, bringing to an end the transitional measure imposed in January which suspended national EU ETS registries following cases of cyber crime.

Commission to hold a stakeholder meeting on carbon market oversight

European Commission's Directorate-General for Climate Action is organising a stakeholder meeting on carbon market oversight and integrity on 4 May 2011. The meeting will be an opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback on the different approaches for measures to avoid market manipulation.

Steel sector threatens to take Commission to court over ETS benchmarks

The steel sector is threatening to take the European Commission to court over benchmarks that will be used to allocate carbon allowances during the next phase of the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS).