Commission submits proposed carbon leakage list for 2015-2019


The draft proposal features a list of sectors and sub-sectors which can be deemed to be uncovered to a vital chance of carbon leakage. Installations running in those sectors and sub-sectors will obtain a better percentage of greenhouse gasoline emission allowances at no cost in 2015 to 2019 than different sectors.

A primary dialogue of the list will happen within the Committee assembly on 7 May 2014 and a vote is foreseen sooner than the summer time destroy. After approval through the Committee, the draft Decision will go through 3 months scrutiny through the European Parliament and the Council so as to its adoption through the Commission sooner than the tip of this yr.

As with the overview of sectors and sub-sectors at the present carbon leakage list, the Commission has performed quantitative and qualitative checks consistent with the ETS Directive. Most sectors had been added to the draft list in accordance with the quantitative standards associated with industry depth and direct and oblique further prices laid down in Article 10a(15) and (16) of the Directive.

For the ones sectors that had been at the present list in accordance with qualitative standards, had been thought to be to be borderline or asked an overview in accordance with qualitative standards, qualitative checks had been performed based on Article 10a(17) of the Directive.

Updates at the development of the discussions within the Climate Change Committee shall be revealed as Regulatory Updates in this web site.


The present carbon leakage list was once followed in 2009 and is legitimate for the 5 years from 2010 to 2014. According to the ETS Directive the Commission shall resolve a brand new list each and every 5 years. A brand new list is due to this fact wanted for the duration 2015-2019.

In its 22 January 2014  Communication on a 2030 coverage framework for local weather and effort within the duration from 2020 to 2030, the Commission mentioned that ‘it’s prudent (…) to take care of the prevailing coverage framework for the ones business sectors maximum susceptible to carbon leakage till the tip of buying and selling in segment 3. Therefore, the Commission intends to offer a draft determination at the overview of the carbon leakage list to the precise Regulatory Committee which might take care of the present standards and current assumptions’.


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