During the fourth emissions trading period (2021–2030), emission allowances are mostly released through auctions. Some emission allowances will also be offered free of charge, but the share of free allocation will decrease and the share of auction will increase towards the end of the period.

The Energy Authority is the Finnish auctioneer, i.e. it is responsible for the auctioning of Finland’s share on the EU’s common auction platform. European Energy Exchange (EEX), which operates in Germany, is responsible for the practical implementation of the auctions. The Energy Authority receives the income to Finland from the auctions and enters it as revenue for the state.

Realised auctions

Information on realised Finnish auctions and the income received is available below in Excel format.

Auctioning of emission allowances 2021-2030 (excel)

Auctioning of emission allowances 2013–2020 (excel)

Auctioning of emission allowances 2012 (excel)

Stock exchanges also publish the results of the auctions they arrange on their websites:

European Energy Exchange (EEX)

ICE Futures Europe