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EU allowance review
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 22 2012

The European Commission announced April 19 that it will review carbon permit auctioning rules before the end of the year to address the oversupply of allowances in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System


EU waste reduction
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 22 2012

The European Commission published a report April 16 concluding that countries that manage their waste most effectively use a combination of restrictions and taxes on landfill practices and waste incineration


Positive results from tax reevaluation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 15 2012

The European Environment Agency published a study January 9 concluding that households in some European Union countries could see their incomes rise by up to 6.5 percent by 2020 if the EU increases environmental taxes and reduces income taxes


EU ship fuel standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • February 19 2012

On February 16, the European Parliament's environment committee voted 4815 to follow the United State’s example and surpass International Maritime Organization standards by only permitting ships using fuel with very low levels of sulfur


EU cars on GHG reduction track
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 24 2012

The European Environment Agency published figures June 20 finding that new cars sold in the European Union in 2011 emitted an average of 3.3 percent less carbon dioxide than cars sold the previous year


EU revises e-waste law
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 10 2012

On June 7, the European Union Council revised a waste electronic and electrical equipment law requiring some EU nations, starting in 2016, to collect a minimum of 45 more of the e-waste they produce


EU renewable energy goals
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 10 2012

On June 6 European Union Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said that within two years the EU should decide on its renewable energy goals for 2030 and how it is best prepared to achieve the goals


Transportation Secretary queried on airlines and EU carbon caps
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • 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


EU biofuel policy clouded
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 9 2011

A scientific committee of the European Environment Agency concluded in a recent report that miscalculations were made when the European Union agreed in 2008 to include biofuels as a key to achieving a goal built around having ten percent of all transportation fuels come from renewable energy by 2020


Oil sands GHG intensity rating
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 9 2011

The European Commission triggered a potential dispute with Canada October 4 by proposing that EU legislation consider fuel derived from oil sands to be 22.3 percent more GHG intensive than fuel from conventional crude oil