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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


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


US-EU EV cooperation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • December 4 2011

Officials from the United States and the European Union outlined November 29 at the conclusion of the annual Transatlantic Economic Council their efforts to advance cooperation on electric vehicles


EU airline decision unchanged
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • January 22 2012

The European Commission sent a letter January 16 to U.S. Secretaries of State and Transportation asserting that it will not change its decision to include U.S. airlines in the European Union Emissions trading System


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


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


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


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


Rio20 energy and pricing goals
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • February 12 2012

Speaking at a seminar about a report, Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, February 6, the European Union’s Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said that the Rio20 sustainable development conference should result in clear decisions on renewable energy and on the pricing of goods and services so that they accurately reflect the pollution they cause