EU Emissions Trading System

The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is one of the key policies introduced by the EU to address greenhouse gas emissions and help meet its 2020 emission reduction targets. The EU ETS will also contribute to delivering Scotland’s goal of a 42% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020 and 80% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels.

Installations and aircraft operators covered by the EU ETS are those which carry out activities listed in Annex I of the EU ETS Directive. These activities include combustion, production and processing of metals, production of chemicals, mineral industries, pulp and paper industries, carbon capture and storage and flights departing from or arriving in the EU.

This web page has been designed to assist operators, or others responsible for managing carbon emissions, by providing the necessary information and guidance for participation in the EU ETS. This site may also be useful to students and others wanting to learn more about the trading system.

Civil penalties

Participants or operators who have not complied with their legal requirements and received a penalty:

Talisman Sinopec Energy (UK) Limited

Failure to comply with condition 4 of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permit. The operator did not surrender sufficient allowances to cover its annual reportable emissions from the installation by 30 April 2014.

Penalty £40,804 (published March 2016).

Aggregate Industries (UK) Limited

Failure to comply with condition 2 of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions permit. The operator did not submit the annual emission report for 2013 by 31 March 2014 and the late report did not include all the annual reportable emissions for that reporting year.

Penalty £2,812 (published March 2016).

DSM Nutritional Products (UK) Limited

Failure to comply with condition 4 of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permit. The operator did not surrender sufficient allowances to cover its annual reportable emissions from the installation by 30 April 2014.

Penalty £4,690 (published July 2016)

Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Limited

Failure to comply with condition 4 of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Permit. The operator did not surrender sufficient allowances to cover its annual reportable emissions from the installation by 30 April 2015.

Penalty £40,501 (published February 2017)

Aggregate Industries (UK) Limited

Failure to comply with Regulation 9 of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Regulations 2012. A regulated activity was carried out at Chryston Works from 1 January 2013 to 9 March 2015 without a permit.

Penalty £6854.10 (published February 2017)

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