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 2012.
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 2012. RWE, E.ON and Vattenfall emitted in 2012 respectively 157 MtCO2, 92 MtCO2 and 90 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 2012 a shortage of 45 million carbon allowances. At current EUA price of 3.9 Euros, RWE's shortage represents a value of 175 million Euros.
In 2012, the three companies with the highest surplus of EU carbon allowances (EUAs) were two steel makers and one cement manufacturer : ArcelorMittal (37 million EUAs surplus), Tata Steel (17 million EUAs surplus) and Lafarge (12 million EUAs surplus).