EC loses ETS ruling, considers appeal

November 2009
TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Nov2009, Issue 821, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on the ruling by the European Court of First Instance that the European Commission (EC) does not have the right to demand that Estonia and Poland tighten up their carbon targets for 2008 to 2012. The European Union (EU) emissions trading scheme (ETS) lets governments set their own emission limits, but in the case of Poland and Estonia, they were asked by the EC to lower their permit quota by 27 percent and 48 percent. The EC is very disappointed with the decision and plans to appeal.


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