EU expected to rein in lax ETS Naps

All eyes on the commission as it prepares for politically sensitive judgement on emission trading plans

The European commission is under intense scrutiny as it prepares to give its first rulings on national allocation plans (Naps) for phase two of the EU emission trading scheme (ETS). An announcement concerning 11 Naps is due on Wednesday.

The commission has itself promised to be tough on plans submitted so as to ensure there is real scarcity in emission allowances in phase two (EED 23/10/06). It has had no shortage of external advice calling for it to be tough in practice as well as in rhetoric.

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