29 Sep '13, 2pm

The Swedish state-owned utility #Vattenfall is Europe's second biggest CO2 emitting company #svpol

RWE, Vattenfall and E.On have topped Carbon Data’s rankings of the most carbon-intensive companies in the European Union’s emissions trading scheme, same as last year. Steel manufacturers ArcelorMittal and Tata Steel and cement maker LaFarge were the three companies with the most freely allocated surplus EU carbon allowance for 2012. RWE emitted 157 metric tons of CO2, followed by Vattenfall with 92 MtCO2 and E.On with 90 MtCO2. The three companies also had the largest shortfall of surplus carbon allowance. Carbon Data, a market research firm, takes into account all the companies in which the groups have stakes and its rankings report came after announcements of verified emissions reports for 2012. ArcelorMittal, the world’s biggest steel maker, continues to dominate the surplus allowance ranking with a surplus of 37 million EU allowances in 2012. At the current EU allowan...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2013/06/07/rwe-vattenf...

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