Poland, Brussels discuss ETS rules for power firms

Poland is holding informal talks with the European Commission on detailed criteria for granting free carbon allowances to electricity companies under the third phase of the EU's emissions trading scheme, ENDS has learned.

Poland is one of several eastern countries planning to grant free CO2 allowances to their power sectors when the scheme's next trading period kicks off in 2013. Power firms could get up to 70% of their allowances for free the first year, declining to zero in 2020.

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