German court rebuffs carbon trading challenge

HeidelbergCement fails to win injunction delaying EU scheme's introduction in Germany

Efforts by German cement maker HeidelbergCement to stop the EU carbon emissions trading scheme from launching on 1 January on the grounds of severe threats to its business have been dealt a serious setback.

An administrative court in Karlsruhe on Monday threw out a request from the firm to grant a one-year delay in implementation of the scheme in Germany. The firm essentially argues that its forced participation will cause it to lose 40-50% of its cement producing capacity (EED 26/07/04).

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