Poland’s regional development ministry has proposed a national system similar to the EU’s industrial greenhouse gas trading scheme under which Polish energy companies could instead trade allowances for sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions.
Such a scheme would be the first in Europe, though an SO2 cap-and-trade system was imposed on power firms in the USA over ten years ago. Poland is among Europe’s largest SO2 emitters, mostly due to coal-fired power stations.
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