Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2004
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments
Policy Target:
Agency:Netherlands Agency for Energy and the Environment

The Dutch Government has published its national allocation plan (NAP) for carbon dioxide emissions under the EU-Emissions Trading Scheme. The NAP is to allocate 90 MtCO2 annually. New entrants will have access to allowances from a pool of 2.5 MtCO2.The Netherlands has also chosen to change its rules on left-overs from the new entrants reserve, following the communication with the Commission. It originally proposed to recycle potential left-overs back to existing installations, but this will not be allowed by the European Commission. The Netherlands has still not made a decision on whether to cancel left-over allowances or auction them. The Netherlands have chosen to opt-out two categories of installations: - small installations that emit less than 25.000 ton CO2 annually (in order to minimise administrative costs of the scheme). - chemical installations that suffer from competition distortion due to different definitions of combustion installations within the EU.

This record supersedes:Emissions Trading Scheme: National Allocation Plan

Last modified: Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:18:09 CEST