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EU GHG reduction goals fail
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • March 11 2012

On March 9, medium- and long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction goals were delayed after Poland’s representative at a meeting of the European Union’s environmental ministers blocked the latest European Commission proposal establishing nonbinding “milestones” aimed at 40 reductions from 1990 levels by 2030, followed by 60 by 2040


BAT ruling
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • March 11 2012

On March 8, the European Commission published new “best available techniques” (BATs) for industrial emissions controls, to be administered by the EU Industrial Emissions Directive, for the glass and steel industries in the Official Journal of the European Union


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


EU Parliament committee asks for tougher transportation standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 27 2011

On November 22, by a vote of 35-5, the European Parliament’s transportation committee passed a resolution calling on the European Commission to introduce legislative proposals to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from road transportation by 20 percent and from aviation and shipping by 30 percent compared to a 2010 baseline


EU bioethanol investigation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • November 27 2011

On November 25, the European Commission launched an illegal trade investigation into bioethanol imports from the United States to determine if the U.S. imports of bioethanol are having an illegal adverse impact on EU-based producers, and promised provisional conclusions by August 2012


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 expands GHG reporting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 27 2011

On November 23, the European Commission announced revised rules expanding annual greenhouse gas emissions data, to include data on maritime transportation, non-carbon dioxide aviation emissions, as well as land use and land-use change data


European biofuels supported
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 27 2011

The European Commission defended November 21 that biofuels can positively contribute toward European Union climate and energy objectives despite growing scientific evidence that mandatory biofuels targets pose significant environmental risks


EU official criticizes Kyoto, reaffirms commitment
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global
  • November 27 2011

On November 25, the European Union’s top official on climate issues, Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard, said that while the Kyoto Protocol is dated, the EU is still willing to sign up for a second commitment period until a stronger international deal is struck


EU shipping emissions regulations to be released in 2012
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 22 2012

On January 19, the European Union announced it will consider proposals on how to regulate international shipping’s greenhouse gas emissions, and publish those standards by year-end