Drax Power & Others v. Commission of the European Communities (Court of First Instance, 2007)
Jurisdiction: Court of First Instance
Principle law(s): EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) (Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC)
Side A: 8 f̩vrier 2007 - Soci̩t̩ Arcelor Atlantique et Lorraine et autres (Corporation)
Side B: Commission of the European Communities (Government)
Core objectives: Challenge to Commission decision rejecting UK NAP
SummaryApplicant contended that the Commission wrongly rejected the United Kingdom national allocation plan (NAP) for a second time following its decision in Case T-178/05, United Kingdom v. Commission, on the grounds that the proposed amendments were notified too late. The court dismissed the application as inadmissible.
Related laws and policies
EU Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) (Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC)
This Directive establishes a Community GHG emissions trading scheme from 2005, to enable the Community and the Member States to meet their Kyoto Protocol commitments. Directive 2004/101/EC reinforces the link between the EU's emission allowance trading scheme and the Kyoto Protocol by making the ...