April 1, 2010 / 5:00 PM / 8 years ago

UPDATE 1-TABLE-EU emissions trading scheme 2009 data

 (Adds emissions data classified by sector)
 LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) - European Union data released on
Thursday showed greenhouse gas emissions under the 27-nation
bloc's emissions trading scheme fell by 11.2 percent in 2009.
 The size of drop was expected by analysts, who said it
reflected the severity of the global economic downturn.
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 The biggest percentage drops were seen in the iron and steel
industry and the brick and ceramic industry, both severely hit
by the European recession.
 Both sectors' emissions dropped by over 30 percent.
 Industrial companies as a whole, which traditionally receive
extra free carbon permits to help them compete internationally,
saw their 2009 emissions fall by 23 percent on average.
 These sectors received 180 million more credits than they
needed, a windfall of 2.3 billion euros ($3.10 billion) at
current market rates.
 Utilities, the biggest source of EU emissions, saw power
demand plummet and, as a result, their emissions fell by 117.5
million tonnes of CO2 or 8.5 percent.
 The sector faced a deficit of 124.3 million permits.
 The oil and gas sector had the smalled drop in emissions at
5.3 percent.
 Estonia, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain and Italy had the
biggest percentage drop in terms of member states, while
Luxembourg was the only nation grow their emissions.
 The preliminary data is incomplete but represents emissions
from around 80 percent of participants.
 It also showed the EU over-allocated some 60.6 million free
carbon permits last year.
 Germany and the UK faced the largest deficit in free
permits, though both nations' governments filled that gap
through regular permit auctions.
 Industry in Denmark and Greece were the only nations to face
a natural shortage of permits, the data showed.
Below is a table of the EU emissions data, comparing
like-for-like numbers from around 9,900 out of the over 12,500
participating installations.
 The data is sorted by country and by industrial sector.
Also included are the number of free permits allocated in
each nation and the permit surplus/deficit figures (long/short).
 
                 EMISSIONS      PCT  FREE PERMITS  LONG/
               2008     2009    CHG    ALLOCATED  (SHORT)
Austria           32.0     27.3  -14.5      31.8       4.5
Belgium           55.5     46.1  -16.9      56.8      10.7
Bulgaria          38.3      N/A    N/A       N/A       N/A
Czech Rep.        24.1     22.0   -8.4      26.6       4.5
Denmark           26.5     25.5   -4.1      23.9      -1.5
Estonia           13.5     10.3  -23.8      11.7       1.4
Finland           36.1     34.2   -5.3      36.9       2.7
France           112.6     99.6  -11.6     117.0      17.4
Germany          467.3    428.0   -8.4     388.0     -40.0
Greece            69.9     63.7   -8.9      63.2      -0.4
Hungary           26.9     22.3  -17.3      23.2       1.0
Ireland           20.4     17.2  -15.7      20.0       2.8
Italy            216.7    181.1  -16.4     199.2      18.0
Latvia             2.7      2.3  -16.6       3.1       0.9
Lithuania          3.4      3.2   -7.9       4.6       1.4
Luxembourg         2.1      2.2    3.9       2.5       0.3
Malta              2.0      N/A    N/A       N/A       N/A
Netherlands       82.9     80.9   -2.4      83.7       2.8
Poland           191.1    181.1   -5.2     187.2       6.1
Portugal          29.9      N/A    N/A       N/A       N/A
Romania           55.1     42.3  -23.2      63.5      21.2
Slovakia           8.9      7.2  -19.2      12.6       5.4
Slovenia           8.9      8.1   -8.9       8.2       0.1
Spain            163.2    136.7  -16.3     150.3      13.6
Sweden            20.0     17.5  -12.9      21.0       3.6
UK               264.9    231.7  -12.5     216.1     -15.6
     TOTAL  1,904.7  1,690.4  -11.2   1,751.0      60.6
 
SECTOR/             EMISSIONS      PCT  FREE PERMITS  LONG/
ACTIVITY          2008     2009    CHG    ALLOCATED  (SHORT)
Heat + Power   1,377.6  1,260.2   -8.5   1,135.8    -124.3
Oil + Gas        139.9    132.7   -5.2     138.0       5.2
Metals Industry  152.8    106.7  -30.2     208.3     101.6
 -Coke Ovens      20.8     15.7  -24.8      22.2       6.5
 -Roast + Sinter  15.8      9.7  -38.4      20.2      10.5
 -Iron + Steel   116.1     81.3  -30.0     165.9      84.6
Cement + Lime    171.8    138.0  -19.7     192.8      54.8
Glass             19.5     17.0  -12.9      21.8       4.8
Bricks + Ceramics 11.8      8.0  -31.8      16.5       8.4
Paper             29.8     26.5  -10.9      36.1       9.6
Other Industry     1.5      1.3  -11.0       1.7       0.4
     TOTAL  1,904.7  1,690.4  -11.2   1,751.0      60.6
 
 Source: European Commissihere
 (Compiled by Michael Szabo; Editing by Keiron Henderson)


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