Since the German Fuel Emissions Trading Act (BEHG) came into force on 20 December 2019 as part of the country’s climate protection package, emissions certificates have to be purchased by entities placing fuels on the market. As a result, a number of obligations arise as well as processes that have to be initiated for fulfilment purposes.

Fuel Emissions Trading Act

The German Fuel Emissions Trading Act (BEHG) introduced the national fuel emissions trading system (nEHS) in 2021, with fixed certificate prices through to 2025.  The nEHS covers all CO2-emitting fuels brought onto the market such as heating oil, natural gas, coal and petrol. Entities placing these fuels on the market must participate in the nEHS. They must maintain a compliance account in the nEHS register, prepare and submit an emissions report and monitoring plan to DEHSt as part of their reporting obligations, and procure and decommit emissions certificates. 

We would be happy to help you fulfil these statutory obligations and we provide a modularly designed service in order to do so. In line with your individual requirements, the modules you use is completely up to you.


Explanation of current rights and obligations under the BEHG in a kick-off workshop


Support in creating an account with the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt)

Account management

Handling of account management & transactions in the nEHS register


Purchasing of certificates on your behalf


Creation and submission of the emissions report required under the BEHG

During a kick-off workshop, we will give you a basic overview of current developments as well as legal obligations imposed by the Fuel Emissions Trading Act and relevant regulations. We will also be happy to provide advice in customised workshops on specific topics concerning the Act. A checklist we provide helps you to register simply and easily with the national emissions trading register. By authorising VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH to act on your behalf, we can manage your account in a straightforward way and thus take care of all necessary activities concerning certificate transactions. Upon request, we can purchase the necessary certificates for you and post these to your account.

Product sheet

A concise overview of key aspects of our BEHG service can be found in our product sheet (German).


Your benefits at a glance

  • Always up to date with regulatory developments
  • Customised advice and partnership
  • Workload reduced and time saved in fulfilling your statutory BEHG obligations
  • No need to set up a Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) for communication with DEHSt or to register at EEX
  • Administration of your compliance account and certificate purchasing are taken care of by VNG Handel & Vertrieb

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