The Dutch Emissions Authority (NEa) is located in The Hague, and employs around 60 people. It has the status of a departmental agency. On 1 January 2012, the Executive Board of the NEa became a non-departmental public body (NDPB).

Areas of responsibility

The NEa is divided into the following areas of responsibility:

Monitoring and Allocation (M&A)

Monitoring and Allocation (M&A) handles permit applications and notifications. To this end, M&A evaluates monitoring plans by EU ETS participants, and performs the calculations for the allocation of free allowances to companies and aircraft operators participating in EU ETS. M&A also has several responsibilities in the field of renewable energy and fuels, such as the evaluation of double-counting applications.

Registries and Market Integrity (R&M)

Registries and Market Integrity (R&M) manages the Dutch part of the European CO2 registry and the Energy for Transport Registry (REV in Dutch), which was launched in 2015. In conjunction with external parties, R&M also encourages integrated markets for emission allowances and renewable energy units (HBEs).

Supervision and Enforcement (S&E)

Supervision and Enforcement (S&E) supervises the companies participating in the EU ETS and Renewable Energy and Fuels, taking enforcement action where necessary. The NEa inspectors visit EU ETS companies to verify whether they measure and report on their emissions in accordance with the approved monitoring plan. The inspectors also visit companies under the Renewable Energy for Transport system to check whether they correctly report their fuel flows (including biofuels).

Operations Management (OM)

Operations management (OM) supports the entire organisation. OM offers support and advice to management and the task-based M&A, R&M and S&E departments in the areas of finance, ICT, human resources and communication.