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No More Free Emission Allowances for Power Sector As of 2013

With the beginning of 2013, the third trading period of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme of the European Community (EU ETS) spanning 2013 to 2020 started, bringing various important changes especially for the power sector.

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BVerwG on Free Allocation of CO2 Emission Allowances to Power Plants

Today, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig (BVerwG) decided in four proceedings on the allocation of CO2 emission allowances under the Allocation Act 2012 (Zuteilungsgesetz). The court held that the cuts in free allowances for power plant operators comply with the statutory allocation requirements, the superseding EU regulations, and the German Constitution (Grundgesetz).

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