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News article2 May 2024Directorate-General for Climate Action1 min read

Notification by Germany of voluntary cancellation for plants closed in 2022


On 28 December 2023, the Commission received a notification in the sense of Article 12(4) of Directive 2003/87/EC (‘ETS Directive’) from Germany, concerning its intention to voluntarily cancel allowances associated with the closure of electricity generation capacities in two ETS installations in its territory in 2022 due to additional national measures.

The notification follows the procedure for the cancellation of allowances laid down in Article 25 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/2830 (‘Auctioning Regulation’). It is submitted in the format of the template provided in Annex II of the Auctioning Regulation.

The notification, accessible via the link below, contains the plants concerned, the method for calculating the volumes to be cancelled, the maximum quantities and the period of cancellation. As per Article 25(1), second sub-paragraph of the Auctioning Regulation, the Member State concerned shall notify to the Commission at the latest by 31 May of a given year the exact number of allowances to be cancelled in the period between 1 September and 31 December of that year. The first of these notifications can be submitted at the latest two years after the initial notification.

In accordance with Article 25(4) of the Auctioning Regulation the Commission publishes today the initial notification by Germany:


Publication date
2 May 2024
Directorate-General for Climate Action