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Free carbon allowances for airlines
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The European Commission finalized a method September 26 to assign free carbon allowances to airlines that must participate in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System beginning in 2012


Committee approves airline EU emissions exemption
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • September 11 2011

On September 8, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2594) that would exempt US airlines from the EU emissions cap on all flights leaving or landing in the European Union set to begin in January 2012


EU judges hear U.S. airlines’ worries about inclusion in emissions trading
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • July 5 2011

On July 5, lawyers for EU member states and the bloc's institutions told the Court of Justice of the European Union that the inclusion of U.S. airlines in the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) is legal


American Airlines protected from EU EST
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • 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


EU Council finalizes intercontinental flight delay
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 29 2013

On April 22, the EU Council approved a proposal to delay the inclusion of foreign flights in the Emissions Trading System (ETS), finalizing it. The


EU negotiator opposes US aviation policy
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • July 29 2013

The European Parliamentarian Peter Liese, the environment committee's lead negotiator, said July 24 that the Obama Administration's efforts to reduce


Airline emission limits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 1 2013

On March 28, Felix Leinemann, a transportation counselor for the European Union delegation in the U.S., said the European Commission wants the


European Parliament ratifies ETS airlines deferral
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global
  • April 22 2013

On April 16, the European Parliament approved a proposal to delay the introduction of international airline's into the Emissions Trading System (ETS


Energy & environment update February 3, 2014 - international
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, European Union, Global, USA
  • 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


EU stands firm on airlines
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 13 2011

European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said November 10 that the EU has no Plan B for requiring all airlines flying in and out of EU airspace to participate in its carbon trading scheme