The European Commission today on 19 April 2010 a decision on the new national allocation plan (NAP) submitted by Poland for distributing carbon dioxide (CO2) emission allowances for the 2008-2012 trading period of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). It did not raise any objections. The EU ETS ensures that greenhouse gas emissions from the energy and industry sectors it covers are cut in a cost-efficient manner, thus helping the EU and its Member States to meet their emission commitments.
Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "I warmly welcome the decision by Poland to submit an allocation plan consistent with the methodology used for all other Member States. The Commission's decision has removed uncertainty for Polish companies and most importantly maintains the environmental integrity of the EU Emissions Trading System. I much appreciate the commitment of Minister Andrzej Kraszewski and his team in reaching this mutually satisfactory outcome".