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Installations ayant demandé le bénéfice de l'OPT-OUT en Phase IV (2021 - 2025):

Les installations wallonnes qui ont déclaré à l'Agence wallonne de l’Air et du Climat des émissions inférieures à 2 500  tonnes d'équivalent-dioxyde de carbone, à l'exclusion des émissions provenant de la biomasse, pour chacune des trois années 2016-2018 et qui ont demandé d’être exclue du système EU ETS pour 2021-2025 en vertu de l’article 1er/1, alinéa 1 de l’AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 sont les suivantes:

La liste de ces installations a été notifiée à la Commission européenne le 26 septembre 2019 conformément à l’AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 article 1er/1, alinéa 2.

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Des mesures de surveillance simplifiées ont été mises en place pour vérifier si l'une de ces installations produit une quantité égale ou supérieure à 2 500  tonnes d'équivalent-dioxyde de carbone, indépendamment des émissions provenant de la biomasse, au cours d'une année civile (AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 article 1er/1, alinéa 3).

Si une de ces installations émet une quantité égale ou supérieure à 2 500 tonnes d'équivalent-dioxyde de carbone, indépendamment des émissions provenant de la biomasse, au cours d'une année civile, cette installation réintégrera le l’ETS (AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 article 1er/1,  alinéa 4).

 

Rapports de l’AwAC sur les émissions vérifiées :

      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2019-final : download pdf
      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2018-final : download pdf
      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2017-final : download pdf
      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2016-final : download pdf
      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2015-final : download pdf
      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2014-final : download pdf
      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2013-final : download pdf
      • Publication émissions vérifiées 2012-final : download pdf

  

Rapports d’autres institutions :

 
Emissions – Allocations 2005-2019  :

      • Tableau Excel émissions-allocations gratuites 2005-2019 : download pdf

Les présentes données sont publiées à titre informatif et ne créent aucun droit dans le chef des exploitants.  

 

 

 

 

Les installations wallonnes qui ont déclaré à l'Agence wallonne de l’Air et du Climat des émissions inférieures à 2 500  tonnes d'équivalent-dioxyde de carbone, à l'exclusion des émissions provenant de la biomasse, pour chacune des trois années 2016-2018 et qui ont demandé d’être exclue du système EU ETS pour 2021-2025 en vertu de l’article 1er/1, alinéa 1 de l’AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 sont les suivantes:

 

La liste de ces installations a été notifiée à la Commission européenne le 26 septembre 2019 conformément à l’AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 article 1er/1, alinéa 2.

Installations wallonnes ayant demandé un opt-out cfr art 27a

NIMs ID

 Installation name

BE000000000206202

Crystal Computing SPRL

BE000000000209023

Datacenter IBM Bastogne

BE000000000209018

Datacenter IBM Vaux-sur-Sûre

BE000000000000629

2Valorise AMEL SA

BE000000000000090

Electrabel Turbo Jet back up Deux Acren

BE000000000000089

Electrabel Turbo Jet back up Cierreux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Des mesures de surveillance simplifiées ont été mises en place pour vérifier si l'une de ces installations produit une quantité égale ou supérieure à 2 500  tonnes d'équivalent-dioxyde de carbone, indépendamment des émissions provenant de la biomasse, au cours d'une année civile (AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 article 1er/1, alinéa 3).

 

Si une de ces installations émet une quantité égale ou supérieure à 2 500 tonnes d'équivalent-dioxyde de carbone, indépendamment des émissions provenant de la biomasse, au cours d'une année civile, cette installation réintégrera le l’ETS (AGW du 22 juin 2006 modifié par l’AGW du 16 mai 2019 article 1er/1,  alinéa 4).

Newsletters Opérateurs :

L’Agence wallonne de l’Air et du climat informe régulièrement les opérateurs soumis à l’EU ETS via des newsletters. Vous trouverez les plus importantes ci-dessous :

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Newsletters Vérificateurs : 


L’AwAC envoie également régulièrement des informations aux vérificateurs actifs dans la vérification des émissions de gaz à effet de serre en Wallonie. Vous trouverez les plus importantes ci-dessous :

The EU ETS 


The European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) was launched in 2005 by the directive 2003/87/EC. The EU ETS works as a cap and trade system by setting a price on GHG emissions. The EU ETS is an instrument implemented in the 28 Member States of the EU and in 3 EEA-EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). For a general overview of EU ETS, please consult this document developed by the European Commission.

 

Scope of the EU ETS for aircraft operators included


The directive ETS

Since 2012 the emission from all flights, to and within European Economic Area (EEA) - the 28 EU Member States, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway - are included in the EU Emissions Trading System. This legislation is applicable to all airlines whatever they are European or non European. However since the beginning the Annex I of ETS directive specifically excludes the activities mentioned here:

  1. flights performed exclusively for the transport, on official mission, of a reigning Monarch and his immediate family, Heads of State, Heads of Government and Government Ministers, of a country other than a Member State, where this is substantiated by an appropriate status indicator in the flight plan;
  2. military flights performed by military aircraft and customs and police flights;
  3. flights related to search and rescue, fire-fighting flights, humanitarian flights and emergency medical service flights authorised by the appropriate competent authority; 
  4. any flights performed exclusively under visual flight rules as defined in Annex 2 to the Chicago Convention;
  5. flights terminating at the aerodrome from which the aircraft has taken off and during which no intermediate landing has been made;
  6. AVtraining flights performed exclusively for the purpose of obtaining a licence, or a rating in the case of cockpit flight crew where this is substantiated by an appropriate remark in the flight plan provided that the flight does not serve for the transport of passengers and/or cargo or for the positioning or ferrying of the aircraft;
  7. flights performed exclusively for the purpose of scientific research or for the purpose of checking, testing or certifying aircraft or equipment whether airborne or ground-based;
  8. flights performed by aircraft with a certified maximum take-off mass of less than 5700 kg;
  9. flights performed in the framework of public service obligations imposed in accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2408/92 on routes within outermost regions, as specified in Article 299(2) of the Treaty, or on routes where the capacity offered does not exceed 30000 seats per year; and
  10. flights which, but for this point, would fall within this activity, performed by a commercial air transport operator operating either: fewer than 243 flights per period for three consecutive four-month periods, or flights with total annual emissions lower than 10000 tonnes per year. Flights performed exclusively for the transport, on official mission, of a reigning Monarch and his immediate family, Heads of State, Heads of Government and Government Ministers, of a Member State may not be excluded under this point."

For more interpretation guidance on the annex, see the Commission’s decision (2009/450/EC) 

The objective of the EU ETS for fixed installations (-21% in 2020 compared to 2005) does not apply to aviation, rather since January 2013, the total quantity of allowances to be allocated to aircraft operators is equivalent to 95 % of the historical aviation emissions multiplied by the number of years in the period.


Amendments

Originally the legislation was intended to apply to all flights from, to and within the European Economic Area (EEA). Following the progress in the negotiations at International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on a global market based measure for aviation and the adoption of a Resolution by the 2016 ICAO Assembly on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation  (CORSIA), the EU ETS requirements were amended three times :

  • First, through the stop the clock decision which exempted for the year 2012 flights to and from non European countries.
  • Second, through the 421/2014 regulation. For the years 2013 to 2016 the EU ETS covers only emission from flights within the EEA. From 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2016, all emissions from flights between an aerodrome located in an outermost region within the meaning of Article 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and an aerodrome located in another region of the EEA in each calendar year are also excluded;
  • Third, through the Regulation 2017/2392 . This regulation amends the EU ETS Directive and maintains the current approach of a scope limited to flights within the EEA beyond 2016 until 2023. Once  there  is  more  clarity  about  the  nature  and content of the legal instruments adopted by ICAO for the implementation of the CORSIA, the Commission  intends  to  present  a  further  assessment  and  review  of  the  EU  ETS  to  the Council and the European Parliament. In the  absence  of an  amendment the  EU  ETS would  revert  to  its full  scope from  1  January 2024.

These exemptions were also accompanied by other provisions for low emitters:

            • Until 2030, flights performed by non-commercial aircraft operators with total annual emissions lower than 1 000 tonnes CO2 per year shall not be included in the activity that falls under the EU ETS directive.
            • By way of derogation from Articles 3g, 12, 15 and 18a, where an aircraft operator has total annual emissions (full scope) lower than 25 000 tonnes CO2 or where an aircraft operator has total annual emissions lower than 3 000 tonnes of CO2 from flights other than those referred to in points (a) and (b) of paragraph 1 of article 28a (extra EEA flights and flights to outermost regions), its emissions shall be considered to be verified emissions if determined by using the small emitters tool approved under Commission Regulation (EU) No 606/2010 (*) and populated by Eurocontrol with data from its ETS support facility. Member States may implement simplified procedures for non-commercial aircraft operators as long as such procedures provide no less accuracy than the small emitters tool provides. “

More information can be found here.

What are the consequences of being included in the EU ETS?


In order to facilitate the administration of the EU ETS, each year in February, the European Commission publishes an updated list containing aircraft operators and their respective administering Member state. To avoid double regulation, this list is based on two principles:

      • In the case of an aircraft operator with a valid operating licence granted by a Member State in accordance with the provisions of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2407/92 of 23 July 1992 on licensing of air carriers, the Member State which granted the operating licence in respect of that aircraft operator shall be the administering member state;
      • In all other cases, the Member State with the greatest estimated attributed aviation emissions from flights performed by that aircraft operator in the base year shall be the administering member state.

This list is a facilitative instrument and may contain inaccuracies. Therefore it is important to know that:

      • Even an aircraft operator appearing on the list is not included under the EU ETS if it performs only activities exempted according to Annex I to directive 2003/87/EC.
      • An aircraft operator not appearing on the list but performing activities under Annex I to directive 2003/87/EC falls under the EU ETS. 

The Commission also publishes a “prior compliance list” which provides information on aircraft operators (and most likely administering Member states) not yet included in the scheme but that might fall soon under.

Belgium has 2 competent authorities: the Walloon Region and the Flemish Region. Following a cooperation agreement, only one of these will be administering your company based on two criteria the number of aviation activities (landings and take-offs in an airport in their territory) and in case of equality the biggest C02 emissions coming from the aviation activities.

If you think you fall under the authority of the Walloon Region, please contact us.

All aircraft operators covered by the EU ETS are required to have an approved monitoring plan for annual emissions by 1st January 2010. However, aircraft operators shall not be required to submit monitoring plans setting out measures to monitor and report emissions in respect of flights which are subject to the derogations (extra EEA flights and flights to the outermost region see article 28a of the ETS directive)..

Each aircraft operator shall submit to the Walloon Air and Climate Agency an Annual Emissions Report (AEM report) by 2nd Thursday of March of the year following the emissions year. This AEM report must be submitted through the web-based application ETSWAP.

In the EU ETS 82% of the allowances are granted for free to aircraft operators, 15% are auctioned and the remaining 3% is held in a special reserve for new entrants or growing aircraft operator. If the aircraft operator wants to access free allowances, an approved ton-kilometre plan is required. The last amendment had no impact on free allocation. In general aircraft operators would receive the same number of allowances as they did in 2016 for every year between 2017 and 2030. In the absence of a revision the number of free allowances will be reduced every year from 2021 in line with the linear reduction factor applicable to all other sectors in the EU ETS.

By the 30th April of each year, an aircraft operator must surrender allowances or credits equivalent to its emissions. The aircraft operator can use either: allowances (EUAs or AEUAs) or credits up to a defined percentage (CERs or ERUs).


Having an account in the European Registry is necessary to surrender allowances. It also allows the aircraft operator to sell or buy allowances to or from other operators, or to participate in the auctions set up by EEA Member States. To open an account with the Belgian National administrator, please visit this webpage: http://www.climateregistry.be/

The ETSWAP is the Walloon web based application used by the AWAC for monitoring and reporting obligations. To open account, please contact us.

As a new entrant, formalities may differ according to the fact that you have an EU operator licence or not. For more information see the FAQ of the European commission on “historic aviation emissions and the inclusion of aviation in the EU's Emission Trading System (EU ETS)”, questions 44 & 45.

 

Contact



Walloon Air and Climate Agency

The Walloon Air and Climate Agency (AWAC) is one of the competent authorities in Belgium. You can either use the generic email address (ets.awac@spw.wallonie.be) or contact directly François Verpoorten who is in charge of aviation in the ETS team. Just below is the post address of the Agency:

Agence wallonne de l'Air et du Climat,
Avenue Prince de Liège n° 7 Bte 2,
B-5100 JAMBES – BELGIUM


Belgian National Greenhouse Gas Registry

All information can be found on this website.

Accredited Verifiers

More information on accredited verifiers is available in this document.

Legislation


To get an overview of the legislation:

      • At the European level click here (section 2. “système d’échange de quotas d’émissions”) or visit the Commission website.
      • At the Walloon level, click here (section 2. “système d’échange de quotas d’émissions”).
      • At the Flemish level, click here
  • Workshop Opérateurs ETS 16 novembre 2015 : clarification concernant les changements dans l’installation ETS nécessitant une modification de l’allocation phase III (2013-2020), clarifications concernant l’ETSWAP et réforme de l’ETS phase IV (2021-2030).

download pdf Allocation gratuite Phase III et modifications (notions de base, modifications de l’allocation et cas pratique)

download pdf Annexe : Arbre de décision NEC

download pdf ETSWAP : traduction et clarification fonctionnalités

download pdf Réforme de l’ETS phase IV

  • Workshop Opérateurs ETS 12 juin 2012 : changements règlementaires concernant la surveillance, la déclaration et la vérification des émissions annuelles de GES pour la phase III (2013-2020).

download pdf Etat des lieux

download pdf Aspects juridiques

download pdf Pratique de la surveillance

download pdf Accréditation des vérificateurs

  • Workshop Opérateurs ETS 10 juin 2011 : présentation de la réglementation concernant la collecte des données en vue d’établir l’allocation phase III (2013-2020) des entreprises ETS.

download pdf Partie introductive

download pdf Dispositif d’assistance

download pdf Changement de capacité

download pdf Gaz résiduaires

download pdf Cas d’étude 1 : coke

download pdf Cas d’étude 2 : site chimique

The Principle 


In the EU ETS 82% of the allowances are granted for free to aircraft operators, 15% are auctioned and the remaining 3% is held in a special reserve for new entrants or growing aircraft operator.

Free allocation is based on benchmark (in phase III, 0.6422 allowances per 1,000 tonne-kilometres flown). By 28 February of each year, the competent authority of the administering Member States shall issue to each aircraft operator the number of allowances (European Aviation Allowances (EUAAs)) allocated to that aircraft operator for that year.

More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.

 

Allocation to existing aircraft operators


Up to now, more than 900 aircraft operators who applied for free allocation by reporting their verified tonne-km data for 2010 received free allocation. Following Regulation (EU) No 421/2014, amending the EU ETS directive, aircraft operators shall be issued a number of free allowances reduced in proportion to the reduction of surrender obligation.

Information on allocation to aircraft operators in Belgium for 2013 to 2016 can be found in the "Arrêté du Gouvernement wallon du 17 Novembre 2011 fixant les quotas d'émission de gaz à effet de serre alloués à titre gratuit aux exploitants d'aéronef pour la période 2012 et la période 2013-2020"

 

 

 

New entrants and growing operators


New aircraft operators and fast growing existing operator may apply for free aviation allowances from the special reserve until the 30th June 2015. Concretely new operators starting aviation activities covered by the directive after 31st December 2010 and existing operators with an average increase in their tkm data by more than 18% annually between 2010 and 2014 can apply for free allowances by submitting their verified 2014 tkm data no later than 30th  June  2015.

 

The deadline for submission of tkm plans to the Walloon Air and Climate Agency (AwAC) for approval is September 1st 2013. The approval process of tkm plans must be completed in 2013 in order to have an approved tkm plan ready for data collection in 2014.

However aviation activities which in whole or in part are a continuation of an aviation activity previously performed by another aircraft operator are not eligible for allocation of free allowances from the special reserve.

First allocation of allowances for new entrants and growing operators will take place in 2017 after the processing of applications in all EU member states and the calculation of the new benchmark by the European Commission. Following the Directive the new allocation benchmark will be equal to, or lower than, the previous benchmark from last allocation round.

For data collection in 2014 a new and approved tkm plan is required. Existing Aircraft operators who apply based on an increase of activity shall also specify:

      • the percentage increase in TKM between 2010 and 2014;
      • the absolute growth in TKM in the same period;
      • the absolute growth in TKM in that period above the annual 18% (on average) threshold.

In Wallonia tkm and monitoring plans are to be delivered in the web-based application called ETSWAP.

 

 

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