EU Commission to release 2010 emissions data Apr 1

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 5:57 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission will release verified emissions data for 2010 from firms operating under its emissions trading scheme (ETS) on April 1, it said in a statement late on Friday.

The data will be released at 1100 GMT (7 a.m. ET) and will include installation-level emissions information. It will be available at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ets/.

Analysts estimate EU industrial carbon emissions rose by around 2 to 4 percent last year, compared to a drop of nearly 12 percent in 2009.

In previous years, the Commission had waited to receive 80 percent of emissions reports from installations operating under the ETS before publishing the data.

This year it will release the information regardless of how many installations have filed emissions reports.

On May 2 at 1100 GMT, the EU Commission will also publish how many U.N. carbon offsets each firm used to cover their emissions in 2010.

On May 16, it will give unlimited access to the registry, allowing the public to see which installations failed to comply with EU emissions reduction targets.

(Reporting by Nina Chestney; editing by James Jukwey)


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