Carbon units

Carbon units are an instrument for the land-based industry and offshore installation sectors. From 2013 around 90 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian industry will be subject to allowance regulations. It is primarily carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that are regulated through carbon units, as well as nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from the production of nitric acid. Allowance-regulated enterprises must submit annual allowances for their emissions. Read more