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ninelapascaru Nov 18, 2018 02:00 PM
Hello, I analyze the Fig.3.3 from EEA Report No 14/2018 and I don't understand what light green color and dark green color mean. Can You explain please why the light green color is so high between 2019-2022? .
Thank you
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EEA Nov 27, 2018 05:40 PM

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The green shading is as the legend suggests, the allowances in the Market Stability Reserve (MSR). The darker shade of green is only the extension of the violet stack, which shows the projected allowances in circulation from 2017 to 2030. This is based on the Member State emission projections (WEM Scenario).

We have updated the graph in the report now, in order to make it clearer. Please see the new version here: https://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/trends-and-projections-in-the

With regards to why the light green colour is so high between 2019-2022, kindly note that this is illustrating the excess allowances the MSR will be holding, particularly the 900 million allowances that were back-loaded in 2014-2016, as well as the significant share of allowance unused in the third trading period.

We hope this information may be useful to you.

Best regards,
EEA Enquiry Service