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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


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


Legislation shields U.S. airlines from EU ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • August 5 2012

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee unanimously approved legislation (S. 1956) July 31 to bar the European Union from extending its Emissions Trading System to American airlines after Senator John Thune (R-SD) added language supporting a global approach to curbing the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions


Airlines seek government action against EU ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • August 5 2012

A coalition of American airlines and aviation industry organizations sent a letter July 30 to the departments of State and Treasury asking them to take action to reverse the European Union’s decision to include aviation greenhouse gas emissions in its Emissions Trading System


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


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


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


EU airline decision unchanged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


EU court confirms inclusion of international airlines in ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • January 8 2012

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruled December 21 that an attempt by United States airline operators to avoid inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading System is invalid and not justified by international law or specific agreements between the two parties


Inclusion of U.S. airlines in EU scheme objected
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • January 8 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent a letter December 16 to the European Union and member states asking them to halt, delay, or suspend a plan to subject U.S. airlines to a CO2 cap and trade system that began this month