Sales of aviation EUAs to resume in February

Auctions of carbon allowances for airlines will resume in February after sales were suspended last month following a decision to exempt external flights from the ETS

Auctions of carbon allowances for airlines, called EUAAs, will resume in February, after a commission proposal to exempt external flights from the EU emissions trading system (ETS) caused the sales to be suspended last month.

Aviation allowances that should have been sold in November and December this year will be sold between February and April, while EUAA auctions for the third phase of the ETS (2013-20) will begin in May, the commission has said.

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