London, England — ESI-AFRICA.COM — 28 March 2011 – The European Commission (EC) has announced that it is to release verified emissions data for 2010 from all companies operating under its emissions trading scheme (ETS) on Friday.
Revealing this in a statement issued here, the Commission said the data would include installation-level emissions information.
Reuters reports that analysts estimate that EU industrial carbon emissions rose by around 2 to 4% last year, compared to a drop of nearly 12% in 2009.
It added that while in previous years, the Commission had waited to receive 80% of emissions reports from installations operating under the ETS before publishing the data, this year it would release the information regardless of how many installations had filed emissions reports.
On Saturday morning, the EU Commission will also publish how many U.N. carbon offsets each company used to cover its emissions in 2010.
And on 16 May, it would give unlimited access to the registry, allowing the public to see which installations had failed to comply with EU emissions reduction targets.