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Over-Allocation or Abatement? A Preliminary Analysis of the EU ETS Based on the 2005 Emissions Data
The EU ETS: allocation, competitiveness and longer term design options
Allocation, incentives and distortion: the impact of EU ETS emission allowance allocations to the electricity sector
CO2 cost pass through and windfall profits in the power sector
Allocation and competitiveness in the EU emissions trading scheme: Policy Overview
Free allocation of allowances under the EU emissions trading system – legal issues
CO2 abatement, competitiveness and leakage in the European cement industry under the EU ETS: grandfathering v output based allocation
Emissions, firm profits and market prices: the consequences from emissions trading
Auctioning of EU ETS phase II allowances: how and why?

The European Directive on the EU ETS allows governments to auction up to 10% of the allowances issued in phase II…

Allocation and competitiveness in the EU emissions trading scheme: Policy overview

The European emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) has an efficient and effective market design that risks being undermined by three interrelated…

The impact of CO2 emissions trading on firm profits and market prices

The introduction of mandatory controls and a trading scheme covering approximately half of all carbon dioxide emissions across Europe has triggered…

Analysis of EU ETS News Flow for an Investor Audience

This is a report produced by Entec for the Carbon Trust Investor Engagement programme.