Slovak Nap decision finalises 2008-12 EU ETS cap

Commission approves 1.7m-tonne annual increase in carbon allocation for second trading phase

The European commission has approved a 1.7m-tonne annual increase to Slovakia's national carbon allocation plan (Nap) for the second phase of the EU emission trading scheme (ETS).

Friday's decision completes the commission's assessment of member state Naps, fixing total EU emissions under the ETS second phase at 2.08bn tonnes annually (EED 26/10/07).

Slovakia requested an increase of four million tonnes to its annual allocation before a December 2006 deadline, arguing that a planned new nuclear reactor, which would reduce national greenhouse emissions, will not be operational before 2012.

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