Comments on Romania’s application for transitional allocation of free emission allowances
Study | 22 February 2012
Last year, the Romanian government applied for allocation of approximately 75 million tonnes of emissions allowances free of charge in the period 2013-2019. In return, our government proposed a national investment plan that includes 22 (out of 24) fossil fuel installations and would result in 36 percent of the proposed new capacity coming from coal.
Instead of diversifying the electricity mix and decarbonising the current system, the proposed investments will lead to to maintaining, or even increasing the high share of coal in Romania’s electricity production.
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Theme: Energy & climate