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EU ETS Database


28 countries, 12,000 power plants and factories


The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) started in 2005, and is the largest cap-and-trade scheme in the world. It covers all EU countries with around 12,000 installations.

The EU ETS Database provides the following information on all EU ETS installations:

  • contact details (address, email, phone number)
  • sector of activity
  • account holder
  • account status
  • number of freely allocated allowances for the whole period 2005-2020
  • New entrant reserve allowances allocated from 2013
  • Transitional allowances allocated from 2013
  • verified emissions and compliance status for the period 2005-2020
  • Number of CERs and ERUs surrendered for compliance from 2008 to 2012
  • Surrendered units information: type of unit (EUA, CER, ERU), originating registry, unit serial block ID, project identifier (for CERs and ERUs) with link to the CDM-JI Project Database
  • powerful analytic tools that provide you with strategic information such as the real emissions-to-cap figures calculated by installation, sector, city or country


The EU ETS Database also provides the following information:

  • pre-allocated allowances per country
  • allowance reserves per country

Allowance reserves include EUAs available for auctioning by Member States, as well as new entrant reserves and other special reserves (e.g. CHP reserves).


For subscribers to the Expert version

  • Word and Excel Report Generator.
    All the information from the database is available for download in Word, Excel or PNG (charts) format only to Expert version subscribers.
    Phone number and email address data of EU ETS contacts are also available only in the Expert version of the EU ETS Database. For more information on how to subscribe to the Expert version, please contact us by email at


Mapping Tool



The EU ETS Mapping Tool enables you:

  • to navigate geographically through all countries, regions and administrative areas in Europe
  • to identify the power plants and factories located in specific areas
  • to view the distribution of carbon emissions and allowances across Europe




EU Emissions Trading Scheme - Phase III


Greenhouse gas coverage: carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs)


List of EU ETS Sectors - Phase III

Sector of activity Sector of activity (cont'd)
Combustion of fuels Gypsum and plaster boards
Refining of mineral oil Pulp
Production of coke Paper
Metal ore roasting or sintering Carbon black
Pig iron or steel Nitric acid
Ferrous metals Adipic acid
Primary aluminium Glyoxal and glyoxylic acid
Secondary aluminium Ammonia
Non-ferrous metals Bulk organic chemicals
Cement Hydrogen (H2) and synthesis gas
Lime Soda ash (Na2CO3) and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3)
Glass Capture of greenhouse gases
Bricks and ceramics Transport of greenhouse gases by pipelines
Mineral wool Geological storage of greenhouse gases


For more details on the EU ETS legislation, download here the EU ETS Directive 29/9/CE.

EU Emissions Trading Scheme - Factsheet (European Commission website)


User Manual

Download User's Manual (v2.0)


* EU ETS = European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme