Commission suffers court defeat over NAP appeals

The European Commission was wrong to dictate greenhouse gas emission caps to industries in Poland and Estonia under the EU emission trading scheme (ETS) in 2008-12, the European Court of First Instance has ruled.

In two judgments on Wednesday, the court said the commission had “exceeded its powers” by revising the number of carbon allowances in the Polish and Estonian National Allocation Plans (NAPs) for 2008-12.

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