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EU to publish auto emissions regulations
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 30 2011

On October 28, the European Commission announced it will release proposals, sometime in 2012 or 2013, tightening passenger cars, light vans, and heavy-duty vehicles’ carbon dioxide emission limits


EU climate financing
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 13 2011

European Union finance ministers said November 8 that the EU will report to the upcoming Conference of Parties, the United Nations climate summit in South Africa, that it mobilized $3.17 billion in fast-start climate financing in 2011


EU transport emissions
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 13 2011

The European Environment Agency released a report November 10 calling for a fundamental shift in transportation and climate policies in order to ensure that emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants from the area’s transportation sector do not rise in the event of an economic upturn


EU stands firm on airlines
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 13 2011

European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said November 10 that the EU has no Plan B for requiring all airlines flying in and out of EU airspace to participate in its carbon trading scheme


EU revisits higher target
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 13 2011

European Union Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said November 8 that the European Commission will soon seek to reopen discussions with EU member nations on increasing the bloc’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target


EU court confirms inclusion of international airlines in ETS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • January 8 2012

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruled December 21 that an attempt by United States airline operators to avoid inclusion in the EU’s Emissions Trading System is invalid and not justified by international law or specific agreements between the two parties


Inclusion of U.S. airlines in EU scheme objected
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • January 8 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood sent a letter December 16 to the European Union and member states asking them to halt, delay, or suspend a plan to subject U.S. airlines to a CO2 cap and trade system that began this month


EU carbon price
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 8 2012

Using an advisory vote on draft European Union energy efficiency legislation December 20, the European Parliament’s environment committee said that the EU’s carbon price is too low and policymakers should intervene to ensure that it is high enough to achieve the bloc’s climate and energy goals; they called for the cancelation of 1.4 billion carbon allowances


EU automakers on pace to meet GHG limits
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 8 2012

The European Commission and European Environment Agency said December 20 that most automakers that sell vehicles in the European Union are on pace to meet CO2 limits that go into effect this year, but a few risk a collective fine of up to $13 billion


EU e-waste rules revised
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 8 2012

Under a provisional December 21 agreement between the European Parliament and EU Council negotiators, EU countries in 2016 would be required to collect and separate 45 percent of their electrical and electronic waste from the larger waste stream