Vattenfall largest user of Kyoto credits in 2009

Sweden's state-owned energy firm Vattenfall was the largest European user of carbon credits from Kyoto's clean development mechanism (CERs) last year, according to an analysis of data published by the EU executive in May.

Vattenfall surrendered 6.7 million CERs to comply with its 2009 emissions cap set under the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS), green group Sandbag said in a report issued on Wednesday. The report identifies the top ten corporate carbon offsetters.

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