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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 ETS airline challenges
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • April 1 2012

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and U.S. airline representatives March 28 urged the administration to use an international aviation treaty to challenge the European Union’s plan to include American carriers in its Emissions Trading System


ICAO emissions reductions efforts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global
  • July 1 2012

On June 29, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Ad Hoc Working Group on Market-Based Measures is working on three options for a global, market-based system for reducing airlines' greenhouse gas emissions, in order to defuse industry and government tension over the unilateral creation of an EU aviation emissions trading system


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 energy measures efficiency and electrical generation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 17 2012

On June 15, European Union energy ministers, in the face of Poland’s vigorous defense of coal-fired electrical generation, failed to approve an EU-wide plan for the long-term power source mix up to 2050


EU technical support
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global
  • June 24 2012

European Union Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announced at the Rio20 summit June 20 that the European Union will create an EU Technical Assistance Facility, initially worth $62.6 million over the next two years to provide access to sustainable energy services to 500 million people by 2030


Airline challenge decision
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 8 2011

Attorneys said August 31 that the Court of Justice of the European Union will issue an opinion by late this year on a challenge to the inclusion of U.S. airlines in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System


WTO dispute talks seat
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Japan, USA, Canada
  • September 8 2011

The United States requested August 29 to become an observer at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement talks with the European Union, Japan, and Canada regarding a challenge filed by the EU and Japan against a green energy program in Canada, citing trade interests


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 diplomatic corps should focus more on climate risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • July 24 2011

A yet to be released EU Commission paper will make a number of recommendations to strengthen the European External Action Service (EEAS), an independent institution that functions as a foreign service for the European Union