Over 75% of European industry to receive free emissions allowances until 2020

Some 77% of industry sectors and sub-sectors covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) are one step closer to being eligible for free carbon allowances until 2020 as pressure mounts on the European Parliament to adopt a list before the end of this year.

Under the revised EU ETS, agreed by Parliament in December 2008, the Commission was required to draw up a list of the sectors and sub-sectors at risk of carbon leakage of production to non-European countries with a less strict carbon polic