About this initiative


It is necessary to elaborate implementing legislation in time for the start of phase 4 of the EU ETS (2021-2030).
The Benchmarking Decision will have to be revised in order to:
- set the rules for determining free allocation to industrial installations covered by the EU ETS;
- update the benchmark values which represent an essential parameter in determining free allocations;
- determine rules for future adjustments to free allocation.

Climate action
Type of act
Implementing regulation


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Feedback period
20 March 2018 - 17 April 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • VIK - German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers (Germany)
    17 April 2018 Company/business organisation
    VIK - German Association of Industrial Energy Consumers (Germany)

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  • Eurometaux (Belgium)
    17 April 2018 Business association
    Eurometaux (Belgium)

    Key Guiding Principle The EU ETS should be a more dynamic system which safeguards and rewards the growth of sectors identified at risk of carbon leakage. A lower, even more dynamic threshold (i.e. <15%) is need to better reflect industrial requirements for free allocation. Furthermore, under allocation in times of growth can be avoided with a better designed, fairer, more dynamic system. 1. Determination of the historical activity levels...

  • UNIDEN (France)
    17 April 2018 Business association
    UNIDEN (France)

    UNIDEN would like to contribute to the consultation on EU ETS allocation rules for the period 2021-2030, in particular on two main issues A) Determination of activity levels A1) Initial Activity Level A2) Adjustment due to production change (relative and absolute threshold) A3) Special case for activity level of installations allocated with fuel and heat benchmarks B) Update of benchmarks. B1) Benchmark products B2)...

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30 November 2018 - 22 February 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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11 June 2019 - 09 July 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

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  • Progresso APM Consulting (Italy)
    18 June 2019 Company/business organisation
    Progresso APM Consulting (Italy)

    Progresso APM Consulting welcomes the evaluation initiative on the topic. Data show that the initiative promoted by the EU ETS, which provides for free allocations for industrial installations, efficiently led to the reduction of carbon leakage. However, the huge demand for free allocations caused, in the past years, a carbon price shock. This is why we believe that a revision of the EU ETS Directive was actually needed and that the threshold...

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Third quarter 2019

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