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emission rights:

see pollution allowancepollution allowance
or emission rights,
government-issued permit to emit a certain amount of a pollutant. The holder of the permit may use it to pollute legally, may trade permits, or may sell the permit for a profit.
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In 2011 the EPA responded with the Cross State Air Pollution rule, which again allowed the trading of emission reduction quotas, but with constraints so that all upwind states would have to reduce emissions rather than simply buy emission rights sufficient to allow their emissions.
The grandfathering approach bases emission rights on existing patterns.
The accounting treatment for emission rights has been a topic which is extensively discussed within the IASB3.
The company's share of the free emission rights for the Meri-Pori coal-fired power plant for 2008 - 2012 totaled 1,479.
The auditors' report has alleged misuse of funds in the previous government from selling carbon emission rights under the Kyoto protocol.
The target applies to operations not covered by the system of trade in emission rights.
The consequences of the failure are already apparent: the price of emission rights in the European Union Emission Trading System has fallen, which means that firms will have less incentive to reduce emissions now and less incentive to invest in innovations that will reduce emissions in the future.
6bn by 2012 from selling carbon dioxide emission rights to other countries, according to Environment Minister Maciej Nowicki.
Solvay Energy will negotiate and manage main contracts for natural gas, coal, coke, fuel, electrical energy, steam, and carbon dioxide emission rights on behalf of the entities of the group.
The European Energy Exchange (EEX) and Eurex are expanding the offering of futures on emission rights.
8kgs of carbon emission rights in exchange for a reduction in consumption equivalent to 1KWh of electricity.