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EU finalizes Doha position
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 28 2012

European Union environment ministers agreed during an October 25 meeting in Luxembourg that they would support a second Kyoto Protocol commitment period and make efforts to advance compliance with measures approved at last year’s Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


EU emissions declining
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 28 2012

The European Environment Agency published two reports October 24 finding that greenhouse gas emissions from European Union countries continued to decline in 2011 and that the bloc should easily meet its 2008-2012 Kyoto Protocol target, but that it will fall short of its 2020 target unless it undertakes additional measures


Groups challenge EU carbon allowance reduction
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 28 2012

In comments submitted to the European Commission, various industry groups expressed unease about a proposal to backload the number of CO2 allowances auctioned at the start of the European Union’s next period of emissions trading


European RE potential
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 28 2012

Greenpeace and the European Renewable Energy Council released a study October 24 finding that the European Union could create half a million jobs by 2020 and reduce electricity costs 16 percent by 2050 if it prioritized an energy system based on clean energy and energy efficiency rather than fossil fuels and nuclear power


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


G77 requests increased climate assistance
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • December 2 2012

At international climate negotiations in Doha, Qatar, November 30, the G77, a group of 77 developing countries that are members of the United Nations, requested that wealthier countries commit to increasing the amount of financial assistance offered for climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts


EU ETS changes
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • December 2 2012

The European Commission announced November 29 that a decision on a proposed change to the European Union’s Emissions Trading System will at the earliest be made in mid 2013


EIB energy financing guidelines adopted
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • August 7 2013

The European Investment Bank adopted updated energy project financing guidelines July 25, placing strict conditions on fossil energy loans and


EU biofuel contribution
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 21 2012

The European Commission proposed October 17 limiting crop-based biofuels’ contribution to European Union renewable energy targets for the transport section because it found that they are driving up food prices and not contributing to GHG reductions


Argentina drops WTO case against Spain
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Argentina, European Union, Spain
  • October 21 2012

Argentina’s Foreign Ministry announced October 17 that it has dropped a dispute with the World Trade Organization against Spain’s plans to curb biofuels imports