The national emissions trading scheme introduced a carbon price in Germany, initially for petrol, diesel, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas. The burning of coal will also be covered by the system from 2023. The purpose of the scheme is to provide more incentives for climate protection in the heating and transport sectors. The German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt) at the German Environment Agency is responsible for implementing the scheme. It already carries out EU emissions trading, which has been in place throughout the European Union since 2005 for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, industrial plants and aviation within the EU.