The European Commission will release verified EU ETS emissions data and compliance information for 2012 starting on 2 April 2013.
The procedure will be the same as used for the release of 2011 data with the notable difference that this year emissions and compliance data will be released also for aviation. This means that absolute EU ETS emissions for the year 2012 are not directly comparable with 2011 emissions.
The procedure will be as follows:
It should be noted that the verified emissions and compliance data related to aircraft operators for 2012 will have to be considered taking into account the Commission proposal to exempt from enforcement flights into and out of Europe operated in 2012. This proposal is currently in the ordinary legislative procedure. The information available on the EUTL public website will not indicate whether aircraft operators are making use of the derogation available in respect of non-European flights.