The German Federal Cartel Office regards the inclusion of more than 25% of the market prices of CO2 emission certificates within the electricity prices as an abuse of dominant position pursuant to Art. 82 EC (CO2 National Allocation Plans)

Background information on CO2 emission allowances The EU system for CO2 emission allowance trading has been in operation since 2005. Since then, companies active in CO2 emitting industries are obliged to use emission certificates for their production. These certificates are allocated free of charge to CO2 emitters under the National Allocation Plans (NAPs) for allowances of CO2 emissions. The NAPs currently in place for the years 2005-2007 determine the total quantity of CO2 emission allowances that each Member State has granted to its domestic industry and the allowances for each individual plant covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme. These certificates can be sold at market price to other

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Frank Röhling, The German Federal Cartel Office regards the inclusion of more than 25% of the market prices of CO2 emission certificates within the electricity prices as an abuse of dominant position pursuant to Art. 82 EC (CO2 National Allocation Plans), 20 December 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2006, Art. N° 12732

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