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Key Chemical Sectors Avoid Major EU Emissions Trading Costs

5:09 AM MST | January 7, 2010 | Alex Scott

The European Commission has exempted 164 industrial sectors-including a swathe of key chemical sectors-from having to pay for their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions allowances for the next phase of Europe’s emissions trading scheme (ETS) to start in 2013. Sectors not exempted will have to pay significant costs to purchase GHG allowances via auctions.   The exemptions were made on the grounds that  the introduction of major costs for some sectors would have been anti-competitive and led to the relocation of production to countries not imposing GHG...

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