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Greenhouse gas ratings defended

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • May 20 2013

On May 14, European Union Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard defended the application of greenhouse gas ratings to fuels used in the

EC to consider German electric rate subsidies

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • September 3 2013

The European Commission is set to take up the issue of German electric rate subsidies when they return from summer recess. After the 2011 Fukushima

Indirect land use criteria may threaten biofuels

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

The European Renewable Ethanol Association and the European farm trade group COPA-COGECA warned May 3 that plans under consideration by the European Commission to add indirect land use criteria for biofuel production would severely harm the industry

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

Early introduction of single EU ETS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • May 15 2011

The European Commission said May 10 that European Union member state registries for trading emission allocations under the EU's Emissions Trading System should be closed down one year earlier than previously planned and replaced with a single European registry

EU ETS GHGs rose

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union
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  • May 22 2011

The European Commission released verified data May 17 showing that power plants and industrial facilities covered by the European Union's Emissions Trading System generated 3

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

EU biofuel policy clouded

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

A scientific committee of the European Environment Agency concluded in a recent report that miscalculations were made when the European Union agreed in 2008 to include biofuels as a key to achieving a goal built around having ten percent of all transportation fuels come from renewable energy by 2020

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

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