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New guidelines on green public procurement

  • Nabarro LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 1 2011

On 25 October 2011, the European Commission published, “Buying Green!” a revised handbook on how to take into account environmental protection characteristics in public procurement

Dutch emissions trading scheme involved state aid

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Netherlands
  • -
  • October 3 2011

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on 8 September 2011 (in C-27908P) that a Dutch scheme to assist large industrial undertakings manage their nitrogen oxide emissions through a trading scheme involved state aid

Nuclear focus: the global fallout of the Fukushima disaster

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Japan, United Kingdom
  • -
  • June 6 2011

Global confidence regarding the use of nuclear energy has been shaken by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Japan in March 2011, severely damaging the Daiichi nuclear facility in Fukushima as a result

Businesses used record numbers of UN carbon credits in 2010

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • June 6 2011

Analysts have found that businesses covered by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme used record amounts of UN carbon credits to meet their emission reduction targets last year

Driving forward energy efficiency: the EU’s low carbon economy “roadmap”

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • June 6 2011

The EU underlined its commitment to tackling the environmental challenges posed by climate change through the recent publication of its “Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050”

Suez Environnement and LDE fined 8m for breaking a seal during an investigation

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • May 31 2011

Suez Environnement and its subsidiary, Lyonnaise des Eaux (LDE) have been fined 8m for breaching a seal placed on a door by European Commission officials during an investigation

Commission approves Danish electric car subsidy

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • Denmark, European Union
  • -
  • March 29 2011

A Danish scheme to incentivise the purchase of electric cars has been authorised by the Commission under the EU State aid rules

Consultation on aid to prevent ‘carbon leakage’ due to the emission trading scheme

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 29 2011

On 11 March 2011 the Commission launched a public consultation on Guidelines for how Member States can support sectors exposed to specific additional costs resulting from the 2013 EU Emission Trading System (ETS

Directive on heating products scheduled to come into force end 2011

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 14 2011

The European Commission's Energy Using Products (EUP) Directive, due to come into force by the end of this year, will encourage manufacturers of energy using products such as office computers (with emphasis on standby mode) through to household boilers to design more energy efficient products

EU will only increase emissions reduction target to 30 per cent with appropriate support

  • Nabarro LLP
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 14 2011

On 11 February, BusinessGreen reported that the EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger had rebutted any possibility of the EU's emissions reduction target being increased to 30 per cent unless there was full support from big players (such as the US and China