Emissions trading: 2012 saw continuing decline in emissions but growing surplus of allowances
EU News 239/2013
Brussels, 16 May 2013
Emissions of greenhouse gases from installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by 2% last year, according to the information recorded in the Union Registry.
2012 emissions data
The EU ETS covers more than 12 000 power plants and manufacturing installations in the 27 EU member states, Norway and Liechtenstein and also, from 2012, emissions from airlines flying between airports in these countries and to closely connected areas. Verified emissions of greenhouse gases from stationary installations have continued to fall, dropping to 1 867 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent last year, about 2% below the 2011 level for installations Verified emissions reported by airlines amount to almost 84 million tonnes.
 Installations in Cyprus and Liechtenstein have not reported verified emissions for 2011 yet.
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