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Phase 2 auctions (2008-2012)

Several Member States conducted auctions in the second trading period. These auctions may continue until the 30 April 2013 deadline by which operators must surrender allowances for their 2012 emissions.

 

The phase 2 auctions are not covered by the Auctioning Regulation but have provided useful first-hand learning experience that has informed the preparation of the auction rules for phase 3.

Updated information should be sent to CLIMA-ETS-AUCTIONS@ec.europa.eu

Announced and past auctions:

DateMember StateQuantityRemarks:
Weekly TuesdaysGermany300 000 spotFurther information
Individual reports
further information and periodic reports
Weekly Wednesdays (Jan-Oct)Germany850 000 futures
Weekly Wednesdays (Nov-Dec)Germany1 150 000 futures
25 October 2012UKTo be confirmedFurther informationpdf
15 October 2012Austria394 950Further information
Further informationpdf
11 October 2012Czech Republic1 millionFirst tranche of NER remainder; further information
27 September 2012UK4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf
6 September 2012UK4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
5 July 2012UK4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
2 July 2012Austria300 000Further information
14 June 2012The Netherlands1 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf(32 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Further informationpdf(89 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
10 May 2012UK4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
19 April 2012The Netherlands1 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf(32 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Further informationpdf(89 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
22 March 2012The Netherlands1 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf(32 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Further informationpdf(89 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
8 March 2012UK3.5 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
23 February 2012The Netherlands1 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf(32 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Further informationpdf(89 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
9 February 2012UK3.5 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
13 December 2011Lithuania850 000Further information
28 November 2011Austria200 000Further information
24 November 2011The Netherlands2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf(32 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Further informationpdf(89 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
10 November 2011UK3.5 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
27 October 2011The Netherlands2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf(32 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
6 October 2011UK3.5 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
8 September 2011UK3.5 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
7 July 2011UK3.5 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
9 June 2011UK3.5 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
11 April 2011Austria300 000 (including 100 000 through a non-competitive procedure)Further information (EN)
Further information
10 March 2011UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
22 February 2011Germany600 000Further information (DE)
10 February 2011UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
13 January 2011UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
27 November 2010The Netherlands2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
18 November 2010The Netherlands2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf
8 November 2010Austria200 000Press releasepdf(102 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Further information
4 November 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
27 October 2010The Netherlands2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther informationpdf
14 October 2010The Netherlands2 million EU Carbon Allowances Cancelled
Press releasepdf(73 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
7 October 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
9 September 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
8 July 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
10 June 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
15 April 2010The Netherlands4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
23 March 2010Austria300 000 EUAs of which 100 000 by a non-competitive procedureFurther information (EN)
Further information (DE)
18 March 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
4 March 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
4 February 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
7 January 2010UK4.4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
5 November 2009UK4.2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
Report
13 October 2009Austria200 000 EUAS in a competitive procedure onlyFurther information (EN)
Further information (DE)
Press releasepdf(113 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
8 October 2009UK4.2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
Report
10 September 2009UK4.2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
Report
9 July 2009UK4.2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
Report
4 June 2009UK4.2 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
Report
24 March 2009UK4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
Report
16 March 2009Austria300 000 of which 100 000 by a non-competitive procedureFurther information (EN)
Further information (DE)
19 November 2008UKAppr. 4 million EU Carbon AllowancesFurther information
Reportpdf(80 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

Information by Member State:

Member StateAverage annual quantity to be auctionedRemarks
Germany40 million (about 9%) Auctions from January 2010 are held weekly, spot auctions on Tuesday and futures auctions on Wednesday, at the European Energy Exchange (EEX), see the EEX-website. The legal basis (Regulation for auctioning as from 2010pdf(45 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  and articles 19 to 21 Zuteilungsgesetz 2012pdf(101 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  ) can be found on the BMU-website.

During 2008 and 2009 a banking group, on behalf of the German government, sold allowances at the market price at the relevant exchanges. See the results of the sales.
United Kingdom17 million (7%) An auction schedule with dates and volumes for future auctions, up to April 2010 is available on the UK Debt Management Office’s website.

As from January 2010, also a non-competitive bidding facility has been put in place. For further information please see the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change web page on Non-competitive Auctions .
The Netherlands3.2 million (3.7%)The auctions of the first 8 million allowances were carried out by the Dutch State Treasury Agency and Climex respectively. The auctions of the remaining 8 million allowances, spread equally over the remainder of 2011 and 2012, will be carried out EEXpdf(32 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  .
Austria400.000 (1.3%)For 2009-2012, two auctions per year are foreseen. Further info can be found at the websites of the Ministry in charge of environment (DE) and the Austrian ETS Registry (DE)
Ireland557,065 (0.5%)Ireland sold 185,000 allowances in January 2009, and the same number again in February 2010. The remaining 187,065 allowances were sold in March 2011.
Hungary2.7 million (2%)Frequency and scope are not yet decided.
Czech RepublicAround 2 millionEEX will auction the remainder of the New Entrants' Reserve, some 2 million allowances, in two tranches. Website of the Ministry of the Environment.