ETC/ACM Report 2/2017: Estimate of Historical Emissions for Stationary Installations to Reflect the Current Scope of the EU ETS (2013-2020)

24 May 2017

This paper presents a methodology used by the EEA to complement the emissions data available from the European Union Transaction Log (EUTL) for the period 2005–2012 with additional emission estimates in order to reflect the current scope of the EU ETS (for the period 2013–2020). With such estimates, it is possible to build a consistent time series of emissions under the EU ETS for stationary installations. These estimates are calculated using complementary methods and data directly provided by Member States. In the end, the full data set provides a basis for assessing emission trends in the EU ETS as a whole and at the national level. The data set also allows for the calculation of consistent time series of national emissions in the sectors covered by Decision No 406/2009/EC, the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD).

Based on the methodology in the paper, verified emissions for the entire EU ETS are adjusted upwards. These adjustments represent 15 % of total emissions in 2005, then drops to 10 % in 2007 and finally 5 % in 2012.

Prepared by: Verena Graichen, Johanna Cludius, Sabine Gores (Öko-Institut, DE)

Published by: ETC/ACM, April 2017, 46 pp.

This paper is an update of ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2016/1 (May 2016)
The updated version of this paper: ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/11 (November 2017)