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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 diplomatic corps should focus more on climate risks

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

A yet to be released EU Commission paper will make a number of recommendations to strengthen the European External Action Service (EEAS), an independent institution that functions as a foreign service for the European Union

Rio20 should set RE, EE goals

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

The European Parliament adopted a resolution September 29 advising that next year’s Rio20 sustainable development conference results in accountable global targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency

Oil sands GHG intensity rating

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • October 9 2011

The European Commission triggered a potential dispute with Canada October 4 by proposing that EU legislation consider fuel derived from oil sands to be 22.3 percent more GHG intensive than fuel from conventional crude oil

Airline challenge decision

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • September 8 2011

Attorneys said August 31 that the Court of Justice of the European Union will issue an opinion by late this year on a challenge to the inclusion of U.S. airlines in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System

WTO dispute talks seat

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
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  • September 8 2011

The United States requested August 29 to become an observer at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement talks with the European Union, Japan, and Canada regarding a challenge filed by the EU and Japan against a green energy program in Canada, citing trade interests

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 updated

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

The European Commission published a technical regulation September 21 to amend guidelines on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by participants in the Emissions Trading System

Global emissions increase

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

The European Commission’s Joint Research Center published a report September 21 finding that global man-made CO2 emissions rose 5.8 percent in 2010 to the highest level ever recorded, 33 billion metric tons

Possible negative effects of carbon sequestration

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • November 20 2011

On November 17, the European Environment Agency (EEA) released Air Pollution Impacts From Carbon Capture And Storage finding that widespread deployment of carbon sequestration can increase the emissions of some harmful pollutants like ammonia because it requires more coal to be mined, transported and burnt, and is less environmentally friendly than switching to gas fired generation