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ICAO emissions reductions efforts

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global
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  • July 1 2012

On June 29, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Ad Hoc Working Group on Market-Based Measures is working on three options for a global, market-based system for reducing airlines' greenhouse gas emissions, in order to defuse industry and government tension over the unilateral creation of an EU aviation emissions trading system

EU cars on GHG reduction track

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • June 24 2012

The European Environment Agency published figures June 20 finding that new cars sold in the European Union in 2011 emitted an average of 3.3 percent less carbon dioxide than cars sold the previous year

EU technical support

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global
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  • June 24 2012

European Union Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announced at the Rio20 summit June 20 that the European Union will create an EU Technical Assistance Facility, initially worth $62.6 million over the next two years to provide access to sustainable energy services to 500 million people by 2030

EU energy measures efficiency and electrical generation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • June 17 2012

On June 15, European Union energy ministers, in the face of Poland’s vigorous defense of coal-fired electrical generation, failed to approve an EU-wide plan for the long-term power source mix up to 2050

EU report on carbon dioxide emissions caps for vehicles

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • June 10 2012

According to a report released on June 6 and sponsored by the European Commission, the European Union’s 2020 carbon dioxide emissions cap for vehicles of 95 grams per kilometer is achievable and at a lower price tag than previously thought

Transportation Secretary queried on airlines and EU carbon caps

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • June 10 2012

At a June 6 hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was questioned about whether the Administration would support Senator John Thune’s (R-SD) legislation to prohibit American airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System

EU revises e-waste law

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • June 10 2012

On June 7, the European Union Council revised a waste electronic and electrical equipment law requiring some EU nations, starting in 2016, to collect a minimum of 45 more of the e-waste they produce

EU renewable energy goals

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • June 10 2012

On June 6 European Union Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said that within two years the EU should decide on its renewable energy goals for 2030 and how it is best prepared to achieve the goals

EU extends GHG reporting requirements

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • June 3 2012

The European Parliament’s environment committee approved legislation May 30 that would require member states to report more extensively on their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare low-carbon strategies through 2050

Baltic Sea adaptation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • June 3 2012

European Union countries in the Baltic Sea region announced May 22 that they are working to promote area adoption of policies to protect the agriculture, tourism, and infrastructure sectors from the impacts of climate change