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Energy & environment update February 3, 2014 - international

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • China, European Union, Global, USA
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  • February 3 2014

China’s Ministry of Commerce released a statement January 26 stating its serious concern over the United States’ Commerce Department’s decision

Legislation requires sea rise plans

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • June 5 2011

The California Assembly approved (42-27) a bill (A.B. 752) June 1 that would require airports in coastal areas and container ports to plan for rising sea levels

EU airline decision unchanged

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

The European Commission sent a letter January 16 to U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation asserting that it will not change its decision to include U.S. airlines in the European Union Emissions trading System

LAX to eliminate free EV parking

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • January 6 2013

Los Angeles International Airport announced last week that it would end a free parking incentive offered to electric vehicle owners in March. The program

Legislation prohibits US airline inclusion in EU ETS

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • November 18 2012

The House passed the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (S. 1956) November 13 to prohibit United States airlines from participating in a European Union plan to include international airlines in its Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gas emissions

Transportation Secretary queried on airlines and EU carbon caps

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • June 10 2012

At a June 6 hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was questioned about whether the Administration would support Senator John Thune’s (R-SD) legislation to prohibit American airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System

Airline emissions legislation

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • September 23 2012

The Senate passed a bill (S. 1956) by unanimous consent September 22 that would prohibit the European Union from including American airlines in its CO2 emissions trading system

American Airlines protected from EU EST

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • December 2 2012

President Obama signed into law the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act (S. 1956) November 27 to prohibit U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gas emissions

U.S. exemption to EU ETS airline reg

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • European Union, USA
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  • November 11 2012

The House will likely pass legislation on November 13 that will bar the European Union from forcing U.S. airlines to comply with its carbon dioxide Emissions Trading System

Delta efficiency and emissions

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • USA
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  • March 4 2013

On February 28, Delta Airlines announced that it will begin retrofitting existing planes to reduce weight and increase fuel efficiency. Delta is