Comparison of proposed vs. approved caps for 2008 to 2012 in million tonnes:
|Member State||Proposed cap||Allowed cap|
These countries account for 42 % of the allowances allocated in the first trading period of the EU ETS, from 2005 to 2007. The objective of the EU ETS is to ensure that greenhouse gas emissions from the energy and industry sectors covered are cut at least cost to the economy, thus helping the EU and its Member States to meet their emission commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.
The Commission has started infringement procedures against Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy and Spain for not submitting their NAPs yet. The deadline was 30 June 2006.