Approval of the Royal Decree developing aspects relating to the application of the GHG emission allowances trading scheme 2021-2030

28 January 2019 | Markets

Last Friday, January 25, the Council of Ministers approved the Royal Decree that prepares our legal system for the next period of emissions trading (2021-2030), clarifying certain issues on applications for free allocation of emission allowances and on the EU ETS small installations exclusion scheme.

Specifically, the standard regulates the process, deadlines, information and documents necessary for installations to apply for the free allocation of GHG emission allowances for the allocation period 2021-2025, which is the first to subdivide the fourth phase of the EU ETS.  As a main novelty, and in line with what is established in the Directive, the rule establishes the obligation for operators to draw up a methodological plan for monitoring and reporting activity levels over the period 2021-2030, which must be approved by the competent authority.

On the other hand, this Royal Decree regulates those aspects directly related to the transposition of Directive (EU) 2018/410, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 14 March 2018, with respect to publication obligations relating to the compensation mechanism for indirect costs, as well as various aspects related to the exclusion of small emitters.


The following link contains the Official State Gazette showing Royal Decree 18/2019 of 25 January:



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