Commission sets new ETS emission cap for 2013

The European Commission has revised a greenhouse gas emission cap announced in July for installations covered by the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) in 2013. Emissions will now be capped at 2.039 billion tonnes, the commission said on Friday.

The revised cap takes into account installations that will join the ETS in 2013. These are plants producing bulk organic chemicals, hydrogen, ammonia and aluminium. The previous cap was based on installations covered in the 2008-12 trading period.

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