EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) data viewer

Page Last modified 15 Jun 2017
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The EU ETS data viewer provides an easy access to emission trading data contained in the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL). The EUTL is a central transaction log, run by the European Commission, which checks and records all transactions taking place within the trading system. The EU ETS data viewer provides aggregated data by country, by main activity type and by year on the verified emissions, allowances and surrendered units of the more than 12 000 stationary installations reporting under the EU emission trading system, as well as 1300 aircraft operators.

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The manual on how to use the data viewer can be downloaded here.

The ETS information presented in this viewer is mainly based on the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL). EUTL data were extracted on 13 September 2016, at entity level, and aggregated at national level and by type of activity. The data extracted from the EUTL are:

  • Allowances allocated free of charge (1.1, 1.1.1, 1.1.2 and 1.1.3)
  • Verified emissions (2)
  • Surrendered units (4, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3)

The ETS information 3. Estimate to reflect current ETS scope for allowances and emissions corresponds to EEA estimates aiming to reflect the current scope of the EU ETS (third trading period from 2013 to 2020). This is because the scope of the EU ETS has evolved since it was created in 2005 (inclusion of new countries, activities and gases), therefore the trends in emissions and allocated allowances directly based on the EUTL are not fully consistent over time. These estimates, reflected in ETS information 3, are based on information from Member States and the European Commission. Taking into account these estimates is relevant for trend analyses over several years, in particular across trading periods.

The ETS information 1.3 Allowances auctioned or sold (EUAs and EUAAs) is based on auction calendars and auction results published by the auctioning platforms for emission allowances in the EU ETS: the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE).

The ETS information 1. Total allocated allowances, 1.2 Correction to freely allocated allowances (not reflected in EUTL), 1.3 Allowances auctioned or sold are only available at national level. The data can be split between aviation (activity type 10) and stationary installations (activity types 20-99). No further split by activity type is possible. These data are therefore only presented when the following parameters are selected:

  • EU ETS information: “10 Aviation” or “20-99 All stationary installations" (default selection)
  • Size: "All sizes" (default selection)
  • Active entity: "All entities" (default selection)

The list of countries includes NER 300 auctions. This is to reflect the auctioning, at EU level, of a certain number of allowances, as part of the "NER 300" funding programme for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. These allowances are visible when selecting “NER 300 auctions” in the category “Country”.

The ETS information on surrendered units is available by type of units (4.1 (EUAs and EUAAs), 4.2 (CERs) and 4.3 (ERUs)) until 2012. From 2013 onwards, only the total of surrendered units (4) is available.

The information on the type of activity of the entities covered by the EU ETS is based on the EUTL classification (which differs from UNFCCC nomenclature for greenhouse gas emission source categories or NACE codes). It was further harmonised by the EEA, in order to merge activity type codes used in the first and second trading periods (and still used by a significant number of installations) with new activity type codes formally in use in the current trading period. This harmonisation was carried out on the basis of additional information available on the actual activity of installations.

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