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12th Aug 2020

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EU emissions trading system to go to online auction

The European Commission on Monday said carbon emission platforms could start applying to host sales of permits in the European Union emissions trading system (ETS) from 2021, reports Reuters. Auctions will be held on behalf of 25 EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The auctions take place on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) platform.

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