Information for operators
Operators in the third trading period will only receive a free allocation of emission allowances on a temporary basis. This is determined based on benchmarks in an EU-wide allocation procedure and allocated based on the 2020 Allocation Ordinance (ZuV 2020). Companies that emit more greenhouse gases than are covered by their allowances must purchase additional emission allowances. Those who emit less emissions can sell excess allowances.
Emission allowances issued as a result of CDM and JI climate protection projects can be included in EU emissions trading. The associated directive (Linking Directive) allows operators participating in EU emissions trading to fulfil part of their climate protection obligations through CDM and JI projects.
The German Environment Agency (UBA) has been appointed as the competent national authority.
List of installations
3rd trading period
2nd trading period
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