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Based on the European Union's commitment under the Kyoto Protocol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the EU has developed a comprehensive scheme for trading of CO2 emissions among large emitting companies within the EU. The EU greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme (EU ETS), which involves all 25 EU member states, started on 1st of January 2005, from which has approximately 12,000 installations across the 25 Member States of the European Union were required to surrender allowances equal to their annual emissions.

The EU ETS is the first Carbon Dioxide Trading Scheme in the world and is considered to be the most cost-effective way to reach the Kyoto target. The Community Independent Transaction Log (CITL) records the issuance, transfer, cancellation, retirement and banking of allowances that take place in the registry.

It is mandatory for each Member State to have a national registry. The number of registries that have gone online can be seen from the CITL website. These registries will ensure the accurate accounting of all units under the Kyoto Protocol plus the accurate accounting of allowances under the Community scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading.

Case Studies & Reports

Programmes and Projects

SETIS - the Information System of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).

Programme for Improving Energy Efficiency in Energy Intensive Industries (PFE), Sweden

EBRD and the SEI - Sustainable Energy Initiative

BEERECL - Bulgarian Energy Efficience and Renewable Energy Credit Line

Case Studies

Good Practice: Conversion of energy source from fossil fuel to biomass combustion, Slovakia

Good Practice: Implementation of Biomass-coal Co-firing System in ZVTP a.s. Zvolen, Slovak Republic

Good Practice: Implementation of Biomass-coal Co-firing System in Hodonin, EHO CEZ, Czech Republic

Project Partners Requests

Landfill in Mielec, Poland

Publications and Other Reports

Expected energy trends in Slovakia - EE, RES and energy security

European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) - Towards a low carbon future

Carbon Capture and Storage in View of EU Climate Policy and Directive 2009/31/EC

SETatWork Country Profiles

Sustainable Energy Technologies and RTD practice at the ETS and CDM markets: An inspiration for the various market actors in Europe and the world

Technology & Service Providers


SEC - Sofia Energy Centre


NE - Nordjysk Elhandel A/S


FutureCamp GmbH


JIN - JI Network The Joint Implementation Network


APA - Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente

Ecoprogresso SA


ECB - Energy Centre Bratislava


CM Capital Markets Holding SA Energy & Carbon Emissions Department


SEI - Stockholm Environment Institute


CEERD - Centre for Energy Environment Resource Development