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US pledges $2 billion for sustainable development

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • June 24 2012

The United States Department of State pledged at the Rio20 summit June 21 $2 billion in grants, loans, and loan guarantees to Sustainable Energy for All, an international initiative aimed at supporting development and clean energy projects launched by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon last September

EU technical support

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, Global
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  • June 24 2012

European Union Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announced at the Rio20 summit June 20 that the European Union will create an EU Technical Assistance Facility, initially worth $62.6 million over the next two years to provide access to sustainable energy services to 500 million people by 2030

U.N. Climate Center

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • April 29 2012

A United Nations evaluation panel narrowed to three April 23 the number of groups vying to host the U.N. Climate Technology Center for boosting clean energy technologies

Technology transfer center competition

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • March 25 2012

The U.N. climate secretariat said March 19 that nine groups, including the Global Environment Facility and a consortium directed by the United Nations Environment Program, are competing to host a new international center to promote the transfer of clean energy technologies to developing nations

Energy and climate debate - December 11, 2011

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global, USA
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  • December 11 2011

Energy issues continued to take center stage last week as international leaders met to discuss a global climate agreement and Congressional officials continued work on tax extenders and appropriations measures

Energy and environment update - December 4, 2011

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

Energy issues were highlighted on the domestic and international fronts last week as numerous Congressional letters flew around Capitol Hill and the 17th annual Conference of Parties opened in Durban, South Africa

UNEP report on temperature rise

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

The United Nations Environment Program released a report arguing that by increasing the use of non-fossil sources of energy from 18.5 in 2005 to 28 in 2020; by increasing biomass use from 10.5 to 17 over the same period; and by increasing the use of renewable energy to 9, it would be possible to stave off a 3.6 degree Fahrenheit rise in the earth’s temperature

EIA report on emissions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • October 24 2011

On October 19, the International Energy Agency released a preview of CO2 Emissions From Fuel Combustion concluding that carbon dioxide emissions from developed countries declined 6.5 percent year-on-year in 2009, while emissions in developing countries led by China and India rose 3.3 percent in the same period

WTO panelists appointed

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Global
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  • October 16 2011

The World Trade Organization appointed three panelists October 7 to rule on a complaint filed by Japan against alleged subsidies in a green energy program in Ontario, Canada

Investment opportunities high in urban developing countries

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

World Bank Sustainable Energy Director Vijay Iyer said September 27 that the greatest opportunities for sustainable energy investment exist in developing countries as projected population growth will increase energy demand