On 18 October, the European Commission published the annual emission allocation limits for sectors not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme (“ETS”). The draft Commission Decision lays down the greenhouse gas emission limits in tonnes to which each Member State must adhere for each year between 2013 and 2020. The European Parliament and the Council now have three months to review the text of the Decision. If they do not raise any objections, the European Commission will adopt it in its current form.  

The full text of the draft Decision is available at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/effort/framework/docs/draft_decision_aeas_esd_en.pdf