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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 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

EU ship fuel standards

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • February 19 2012

On February 16, the European Parliament's environment committee voted 4815 to follow the United State’s example and surpass International Maritime Organization standards by only permitting ships using fuel with very low levels of sulfur

EU shipping emissions regulations to be released in 2012

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

On January 19, the European Union announced it will consider proposals on how to regulate international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions, and publish those standards by year-end

No link between emissions limits and vehicle cost

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

The European Commission recently published a study that found no evidence that European Union environmental legislation to limit vehicle emissions has increased manufacturers’ costs or car prices

US-EU EV cooperation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • December 4 2011

Officials from the United States and the European Union outlined November 29 at the conclusion of the annual Transatlantic Economic Council their efforts to advance cooperation on electric vehicles

EU Parliament committee asks for tougher transportation standards

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

On November 22, by a vote of 35-5, the European Parliament’s transportation committee passed a resolution calling on the European Commission to introduce legislative proposals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road transportation by 20 percent and from aviation and shipping by 30 percent compared to a 2010 baseline

EU transport emissions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • November 13 2011

The European Environment Agency released a report November 10 calling for a fundamental shift in transportation and climate policies in order to ensure that emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants from the area’s transportation sector do not rise in the event of an economic upturn

EU announces vehicle efficiency measures

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

On September 29, the advocacy group Transport and Environment released a report concluding that cars sold in the European Union are becoming more fuel-efficient, cheaper to run, and less polluting, demonstrating the value of 2008 legislation mandating carbon dioxide emissions from the passenger car fleet cannot average more than 130 gkm by 2015

EU Commission considers lowering sulfur content in shipping fuels

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

On July 15, the European Commission proposed legislation that would bring EU limits on the sulfur content of shipping fuels into line with International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards