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Energy & environment update January 27, 2014 - Department of Commerce

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 27 2014

The Department of Commerce announced January 23 that it would initiate new anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of crystalline silicon

China anti-subsidy duties to US Polysilicon

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • China, USA
  • -
  • September 23 2013

In a September 16 announcement, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it will apply anti-subsidy duties to solar-grade polysilicon made by two

Coalition calls for better enforcement of lithium air transportation rules

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2011

In a June 17 letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a coalition of concerned companies called for more stringent enforcement of international and domestic safety standards for the shipping of lithium batteries

White House praises ethanol subsidy elimination

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2011

The White House had a generally positive response to the legislation introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and John Thune (R-SD) aimed at eliminating ethanol subsidies

Senators introduce bill to end ethanol credit immediately

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2011

On July 7, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and John Thune (R-SD) proposed a bill, amid much media fanfare, to divert $1.3 billion of the money remaining for this year’s ethanol tax break towards deficit reduction

“Most efficient” tier established

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 15 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency established a pilot program last week under which certain appliances will be labeled "most efficient."

Personnel

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 9 2011

Jonathan Silver, head of the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program, resigned his position effective October 7

Chinese trade violations alleged

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • October 24 2011

SolarWorld Industries America led six other companies in forming the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing October 19, and at the same time filed petitions with the Commerce Department and the U.S. International Trade Commission claiming that China is illegally dumping solar energy products into the U.S. market and receiving massive subsidies from their government that violate World Trade Organization rules and put all other companies around the world at a competitive disadvantage

Wyden calls for protection from Chinese solar subsidies

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 11 2011

In a September 8 letter, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), chairman of the Senate Finance Trade subcommittee, asked President Obama to exercise all available trade laws and mechanisms to slow the “surging” growth of imported Chinese solar panels that receive immense subsidies from the Chinese government, and warned of legislative action in the event the administration fails to act

EU bioethanol investigation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • November 27 2011

On November 25, the European Commission launched an illegal trade investigation into bioethanol imports from the United States to determine if the U.S. imports of bioethanol are having an illegal adverse impact on EU-based producers, and promised provisional conclusions by August 2012