CO2 emissions compensation: fossil thermal power plants

Fossil thermal power plants will only be approved if they fully compensate for their CO2 emissions. In doing so, at least 50% of their compensation performance must be rendered domestically. They may compensate for up to 50% of the emissions abroad.

Fossil fuel-based electricity production facilities and large combined heat and power plants are required to compensate for their emissions.

Installations will only be approved if their operators have entered into a compensation agreement with the FOEN. The agreement sets out the reporting requirements and the standard fines that are charged for failing to fulfil compensation requirements.

Different climate-policy instruments apply to fossil fuel-based based that generate heat and electricity, depending on the size and type of operation. The following chart will help plants in deciding which instrument is applicable.

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Last modification 01.10.2018

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