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Eurobrief May 2012

ETS: State aid compensation for high electricity costs - Cement not eligible

On 22 May 2012, the European Commission adopted rules in relation to national support for industrial electricity costs within the context of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

ETS: latest news on ETS review

On 15 May 2012, Climate Change Commissioner Connie Hedegaard announced that the review of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will be published before the summer break in 2012 and not, as expected, in 2013.

ETS: 22 NIMs notified

By the end of May 2012, twenty-two Member States had notified their National Implementation Measures (NIMs) to the European Commission.

ETS: 2% decrease in 2011 GHG emissions

On 2 May 2012, the European Commission granted unlimited access to the following via the Community Transaction Log (CITL) website...

ETS: transition to single registry timetable announced

On 3 May 2012, the European Commission announced its timetable regarding the activation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) single registry, which will occur in June 2012.

ETS: latest international developments

On 2 May 2012, the South Korean National Assembly passed a bill relating to the establishment of a CO2 cap-and-trade system on 1 January 2015.

ETS: 10 international carriers fail to report aviation emissions

In relation to the reporting of 2011 aviation emissions by international carriers, the European Commission has confirmed that only 10 carriers (8 from China and 2 from India) have not provided the data on time.

IEA reports increase in global CO2 emissions

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), 2011 global CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel combustion rose by 3.2% last year to 31.6 gigatonnes. The greatest increases were registered in China (9.3%) and India (8.7%).

Commission launches consultation on climate change

On 21 May 2012, the European Commission launched a public consultation on adaptation to climate change. The aim of this consultation is to obtain feedback from stakeholders for the preparation of the EU Adaptation Strategy.