Emissions Trading Scheme - Stationary Installations

The EU ETS covers emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from power and heat generation, a wide range of energy-intensive industry sectors including oil refineries, steel works and production of iron, aluminium, metals, cement, lime, glass, ceramics, pulp, paper, cardboard, acids and bulk organic chemicals and facilities that perform the capture, transport and geological storage of greenhouse gases. Nitrous oxide emissions from the production of certain acids and emissions of perfluorocarbons from aluminium production are also included in some countries but in Ireland we don’t have these industries.

Where can I find the laws that cover the EU ETS?

The legal basis for implementing the EU ETS in Ireland for stationary installations is set out in the European Communities (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading) Regulations 2012 (SI 490 of 2012) which has been amended twice to take account of revisions to the EU ETS Directive. See here for the most recent revision.

How do I measure my emissions?

The rules on how to monitor and report emissions whether you are a stationary installation or an aircraft operator are covered here.

You can access helpful information on compliance deadlines for stationary operators here.

More detailed information is available at these links: