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English definition of “emission unit”

emission unit

noun [C, usually plural]
 
 
( 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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