Derogations from a transition

This report contributes to the public debate on the future of the EU's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). The analysis of the functioning of the system of free greenhouse gas emission allowances in Poland was carried out in the light of European Union law. In this report, we highlight the problems related to the ETS by posing the following questions:

  1. What is the place of the EU ETS in EU climate protection policy?
  2. What is the Treaty-based framework for the adoption of climate protection measures?
  3. How has the free allocation of emission allowances to the electricity sector worked in Poland?
  4. What are the consequences of the fact that free emission allowances are subject to the EU regulations on State aid?

We hope that the presentation of the problems indicated here will contribute to answering the question whether the Polish Government should decide to continue to allocate free emission allowances to the electricity sector in the timeframe until 2030, and if so, under what conditions.

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Published June 13, 2016
Found in ClimateClimate GovernanceEnergyPoland