CO2 emissions trading from 2013 on:
The framework is complete – details still unclear

In December 2008 the European climate package was passed. With this package the EU would like to achieve two of the 20% targets agreed in March 2007: By the year 2020 it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared with 1990, and to increase the share of renewable energies to 20%.

For the third target of saving 20% energy, the EU wants to make further decisions at a later point in time. An important constituent part of the climate package is the revision of the EU Emissions Trading ­Directive from 2013 on, which is explained below.

1 Definition of ceramics (Annex 1)

The definition for ceramic plants includes all plants with a production capacity of more than 75 t per day. Consequently, clay roofing tile works using H-cassettes and tile manufacturers come within the field of application of emissions trading for the first time from 2013 on.


2 Small installations rule/De Minimis rule (Article 27)

Plants which emit less than 25 000 t CO2 per year can be exempted from emissions trading with the plants concerned by the member states after consultation, if equivalent measures are carried out which lead to an equivalent...

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