The European Commission has adopted its Decision on the proposed Danish national allocation plan (NAP) for carbon dioxide (CO2) emission allowances for the 2008 to 2012 trading period, as part of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). The Commission accepted the total number of emission allowances proposed by Denmark, two million tonnes lower than Denmark's verified emissions in 2005. The plan will be approved under the condition that Denmark ensures the use of credits does not represent an addition to its annual allocation of more than 17 per cent. The Commission's approval of the plan will become automatic once Denmark has made the necessary change.