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EU Chemicals Sector On Course for Emissions Trading Charge Exemption

3:24 AM MDT | May 11, 2009 | Alex Scott

A preliminary quantitative study by the European Commission has determined that the chemicals industry and several sub-sectors of the industry in the European Union (EU) should be made exempt from significant costs set to be imposed as part of the region’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) from 2013.   More than half of the 258 sectors assessed in the study are set to qualify for free emissions trading allowances. Sectors that qualify for free ETS allowances under the ETS, include chemicals, oil and gas, and pulp and paper. According to the...

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