EU "wants 3% cut in German carbon allocation"

European commission pushing for second-phase trading scheme emissions capped at 466m tonnes annually, press report says

The European commission has asked Germany to cut by three per cent its planned carbon allocation to industry for the EU emission trading scheme’s second phase, according to national newspaper reports on Sunday.

Citing government officials, the Tageszeitung newspaper said the commission has asked Germany to cap carbon dioxide emissions from trading installations at 466m tonnes annually between 2008 and 2012. This compares with an allocation of 482m tonnes in a national allocation plan (Nap) submitted to Brussels in the summer (EED 28/06/06).

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