Competition: State aid
Businesses, trade associations representing businesses exposed to ETS indirect emission costs and any stakeholder willing to provide economic data on specific sector(s).
From 13.02.2019 to 09.04.2019
Objective of the consultation
Member States can partly compensate indirect emission costs faced by industrial sectors due to the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) as long as this is in accordance with the Guidelines on State aid measures in the context of the EU ETS. The Guidelines date from 2012 and will expire on 31 December 2020. They therefore have to be revised for the next period starting on 1 January 2021.
The purpose of this consultation is to gather information enabling for the determination of the sectors exposed to carbon leakage risk due to the indirect emission costs they face. It is also to gather information enabling for the determination of the level of compensation that should be granted to sectors exposed to carbon leakage risk due to indirect emission costs.
How to submit your contribution
We welcome contributions from the above target groups. In case you want to contribute to the consultation on the future ETS Guidelines as a citizen or as other stakeholder, please click here.
Please note that we cannot guarantee to take account of replies received after the deadline.
We would appreciate receiving documents in an electronic format.
View the consultation document
Guidelines on certain State aid measures in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme post-2012 (Official Journal C 158, 5.6.2012, p.4)
Communication from the Commission amending the Communication from the Commission Guidelines on certain States aid measures in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme post-2012 (Official Journal C 387, 15.12.2012, p.5)
Directorate-General for Competition, Unit B3
Please always indicate the reference number in your correspondence: Ref.: HT.582.
Directorate-General for Competition
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