In July 2004, the UK government published its national allocation plan (NAP) for carbon dioxide emissions under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The NAP allocated 736Mt of carbon dioxide to installations covered by the scheme over the 2005-07 period. The allowances were allocated for free to the 1,080 installations covered by the scheme. The allocation amounts to a reduction of 5.5Mt of carbon dioxide. New entrants will have access to allowances from a pool of 7.7% of the total allowances. Any surplus of allowances remaining in the new entrant reserve at the end of each year will be auctioned. Following a legal dispute over the total allocation ultimately resolved on 22 February 2006, the NAP remained intact as the version originally submitted for the European Commissions approval on 24 July 2004.