Welcome to Emissionshändler.com

The experts for CO2 consulting and trading

Emissionshändler.com offers companies trading, service and consulting services around the mandatory German national emissions trading and the mandatory European emissions trading.
In doing so, we have specialised in services that enable medium-sized and smaller plant operators to engage in legally compliant emissions trading.
Our central service is the regularly published Emissionsbrief, for which you can register here free of charge.

Would you like to know how you can participate in emissions trading on a voluntary basis as a private individual or company? Then visit our Climate Company® website. Here you can get involved in CO2 on a private or corporate level.

The DEHSt virtual mailroom - problems, risks and possible solutions for energy suppliers and industry

Since 2005, electronic communication between around 1,800 compliant German installations in EU emissions trading and the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) has to take place via the Virtual Post Office (VPS) as part of reporting. Using the qualified electronic signature (QES), the VPS enables secure and legally binding electronic communication. Since 2021, the group of "compulsorily obliged" VPS users has now been expanded to an estimated 1,200 additional applicants who can submit reimbursement requests in accordance with BEDV and BECV.
What all these users and applicants have in common is that with the VPS they have to fall back on a relatively old system architecture that is "ideally" suited to cause problems and thus then run into possible administrative offences.
In our Emissionsbrief 03-2023, Emissionshändler.com shows all newly obligated users as well as those who have been responsible for the EU ETS for many years what the problem is in detail and what a possible solution could look like.

Participants in BEHG DE emissions trading

From 01.01.2021 CO2 will have a price in Germany! Gas suppliers and the mineral oil industry are affected by the Fuel Emissions Trading Act (BEHG) if they purchase gas and fuels untaxed and place them on the market. More information here.

Our products and services

Emissionshändler.com as a trading, consulting and service company buys and sells emission allowances, advises companies in TEHG and BEHG emissions trading and takes over their essential processes as an external service provider. More information here.

Plant operators in EU emissions trading

Since 2005, emissions trading has been mandatory for energy suppliers and the vast majority of industrial sectors in the EU member states. Anyone who burns fossil fuels under the TEHG must buy EUA certificates on the open market if they are not allocated enough free of charge.

Industrial customers gain competitive advantage through BECV aid - EUA levy soon on 30.09.

The national emissions trading system nEHS, which began on 01.01.2021, obliges distributors to buy emissions certificates for fuels placed on the market. The resulting costs are passed on to the purchasers of fuels. In order to relieve the industrial customers affected by high additional costs, the BEHG Carbon Leakage Ordinance (BECV) was issued in summer 2021, through which eligible companies can partially recover the higher energy costs incurred by them as a result of the nEHS in the form of a subsidy.
If German companies do not apply for these annual subsidies, which are usually in the six-digit range, they will be at a significant competitive disadvantage compared to their domestic and foreign competitors.
The amount of aid that can be granted and the effort that must be made to obtain the aid, as well as the technical requirements that must be met, are explained in more detail in our Issue Brief 02-2023.
In addition, we provide information on the EU's new plans for issuing and returning EUA certificates in an extra info box.


Reform of the European Emissions Trading Scheme EU - What does this mean for companies subject to compliance?

In the summer of 2021, the European Commission published its "Fit for 55 - Proposal", laying the foundation for the future European energy and climate policy.
An essential part of the Fit for 55 plan was a comprehensive reform of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the most important emission-reducing instrument at European level, whose participating sectors account for approximately 41% of emissions in the EU. Emissionshändler.com has already reported in detail on the EU Commission's reform proposals in our Emissions Letters due to their implications for companies subject to compliance requirements.
Now, after about a year of arguing and discussing the proposals of the EU Commission within and between the various European institutions, the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council were able to announce compromises for the various topics on 18 December 2022. Since these still have to be translated into laws and regulations, changes in detail cannot be completely ruled out, but the essential points should remain as they are.

In the following, our Head of Emissions Trading, Nico Fip, explains in detail in our Emissions Letter 01-2023 how the original plans of the EU Commission have been changed by the compromises reached and how the reforms will influence the further course of the trading period and the conditions for companies subject to compliance in the EU ETS.


Municipal utilities with BHKW and district heating plants below 20 MW, gas suppliers and large mineral oil traders as well as tank farm operators are affected by the new national emissions trading system nEHS from January 2021. Information, training and up-to-date information can be found here.

Emission knowledge

Emissions trading is on everyone's lips, at the latest after national emissions trading nEHS starts in Germany from January 2021. You can find all information on European and German emissions trading TEHG and BEHG in our CO2 Wikipedia.

About us

The Emissionshändler.com team has been dealing with emissions trading in Europe since 2005. From our company headquarters in Berlin, we are active as consultants and traders in the areas of mandatory/voluntary emissions trading in Germany (BEHG) and Europe (TEHG).

Issue letters 2006 to 2016 can be found in the archive