Carbon Market Data, a European company providing carbon market research and data supply services, published the rankings of companies included in the European Union's emissions trading scheme, following the recent release of verified emissions reports for the year 2011.
Based on Carbon Market Data’s research, RWE, Vattenfall and E.ON were the three biggest CO2 emitters of the EU emissions trading scheme during the year 2011. RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall emitted in 2011 respectively 141 MtCO2, 92 MtCO2 and 86 MtCO2. These figures are calculated at group level, taking into account both minority and majority stakeholdings in other companies included in the EU emissions trading scheme.
RWE, the German energy group, had in 2011 a shortage of 49 million carbon allowances. At current EUA price of 6.8 Euros, RWE's shortage represents a value of 335 million Euros.
In 2011, the three companies with the highest surplus of EU carbon allowances (EUAs) were two steel makers and one cement manufacturer: ArcelorMittal (34 million EUAs surplus), Corus (16 million EUAs surplus) and Lafarge (11 million EUAs surplus).
The graph shows for ArcelorMittal the number of CO2 emissions versus the total number of free allowances received for each year under the EU emissions trading scheme. The blue colour represents the CO2 emissions, and the green colour represents the surplus of EU allowances.