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emission unitnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   us   (also emissions unit) ENVIRONMENT
a right of a company to put an amount of harmful gases into the air equal to 1000 kilograms of carbon dioxide (= a gas formed when carbon is burned): In Europe nearly all of the valuable emission units were given away to power companies.
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