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EU Commission adopts law to offset carbon targets

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • July 31 2011

On July 25, the European Commission implemented a law that informs automakers how to use “eco-innovations,” for cars sold in the European Union, in an effort to meet vehicle emissions reduction targets

EU releases environmental plan

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • December 18 2011

On December 15, the European Commission released an action plan setting seven energy and environment areas in which the Commission plans to introduce measures in 2012, including regulation, research, standard setting, and demonstration projects

EU approves Caterpillar acquisition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • October 24 2011

On October 19, the European Commission authorized, with significant reservations about the new company’s size, Caterpillar to acquire MWM, a German company that manufactures reciprocating engine generator sets used for decentralized electricity production

Draft European Commission report calls for increased GHG reductions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • January 22 2012

The European Commission is set to release an analysis arguing that the European Union should increase its 2020 goal for greenhouse gas emissions reductions

EU meets nuclear assessment deadline

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • September 25 2011

The European Commission said September 16 that the 14 countries in the European Union that have nuclear power capacity all met a September 15 deadline to provide an interim report on the readiness of their nuclear plants to withstand a crisis such as the Fukushima facility faced

EU ETS Airlines in unified registry

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • February 5 2012

The European Commission announced January 30 that airlines covered under the European Union Emissions Trading System can now open accounts to track their emissions allowances in a unified registry

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

Stricter standards for motorcycles

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • December 11 2011

The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee voted 28-0 December 5 to broadly back European Commission proposals that would introduce the Euro 3, 4, 5, and 6 standards for two-wheeled vehicles

Ozone-related deaths on the rise

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • October 2 2011

The Climate-TRAP project presented a study at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Amsterdam September 27 finding that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years

Chinese, Indian airline GHGs

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • May 20 2012

The European Commission said May 15 that airlines from China and India have systematically failed to comply with a requirement to provide data on their 2011 greenhouse gas emissions as part of their integration into the European Union Emissions Trading System