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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 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


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 transport fuel ratings deferred
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, European Union
  • April 29 2012

The European Commission announced April 20 that the European Union will defer until 2013 a decision on a proposal (EU Fuel Quality Directive 200930EC) to assign pollution ratings to different transportation fuels, including those derived from Canadian oil sands


Short-lived pollutant coalition
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, USA, Colombia, European Union
  • April 29 2012

Norway, Nigeria, Colombia, Japan, the European Commission, and the World Bank joined a coalition April 24 formed earlier this year by the United States and other countries to curb black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons


EU waste resolution
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 29 2012

The European Parliament’s environment committee adopted a draft resolution April 25 stating that the European Union should promote the use of waste as a resource by phasing out landfills and by ensuring by 2020 that waste that could be recycled or composted is not incinerated


Possible Chinese exemption from EU airline emissions scheme
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, European Union
  • April 29 2012

On April 26, European Union Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said the EU will assess whether a recent modification to China's air passenger charges, replacing passenger fees paid into an airport construction fund with fees paid into a civil aviation development fund, would exempt Chinese airlines from the EU Emissions Trading System


International
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom, Canada, China
  • May 13 2012

The European Chemical Industry Council announced May 8 that it will monitor its environmental sustainability by tracking indicators like greenhouse gas and acidifying gases emissions and waste generation


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