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 decision


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Feedback period
20 March 2018 - 17 April 2018
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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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