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EU meets nuclear assessment deadline
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 25 2011

The European Commission said September 16 that the 14 countries in the European Union that have nuclear power capacity all met a September 15 deadline to provide an interim report on the readiness of their nuclear plants to withstand a crisis such as the Fukushima facility faced


EU ETS updated
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 25 2011

The European Commission published a technical regulation September 21 to amend guidelines on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by participants in the Emissions Trading System


Global emissions increase
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 25 2011

The European Commission’s Joint Research Center published a report September 21 finding that global man-made CO2 emissions rose 5.8 percent in 2010 to the highest level ever recorded, 33 billion metric tons


Rio20 should set RE, EE goals
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The European Parliament adopted a resolution September 29 advising that next year’s Rio20 sustainable development conference results in accountable global targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency


Ozone-related deaths on the rise
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The Climate-TRAP project presented a study at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Amsterdam September 27 finding that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years


EU announces vehicle efficiency measures
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

On September 29, the advocacy group Transport and Environment released a report concluding that cars sold in the European Union are becoming more fuel-efficient, cheaper to run, and less polluting, demonstrating the value of 2008 legislation mandating carbon dioxide emissions from the passenger car fleet cannot average more than 130 gkm by 2015


Fluorinated gas controls boost GHG efforts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The European Commission released a report September 26 finding that stricter controls on fluorinated gases could provide a cost-effective boost to European Union efforts to reduce GHG emissions 80 percent or more by 2050


No EU paper for COP
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, European Union
  • October 2 2011

The European Commission will decline to publish a position paper setting out its objectives for the year-end Conference of Parties in South Africa


Free carbon allowances for airlines
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The European Commission finalized a method September 26 to assign free carbon allowances to airlines that must participate in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System beginning in 2012


EU approves Caterpillar acquisition
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 24 2011

On October 19, the European Commission authorized, with significant reservations about the new company’s size, Caterpillar to acquire MWM, a German company that manufactures reciprocating engine generator sets used for decentralized electricity production