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UK Bribery Act: understanding & mitigating risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • September 8 2011

US companies doing business throughout the world, having become comfortable with compliance programs under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, must now brace for new enforcement initiatives compelled by the UK Bribery Act of 2010, which went into effect in July 2011


CDP improves metric
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2011

The Carbon Disclosure Project announced October 20 that it will begin scoring greenhouse gas emissions reports provided to its Supply Chain initiative


UK makes wind cuts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom
  • October 24 2011

The United Kingdom announced October 21 that it will cut subsidies for onshore and offshore wind power while more than doubling those for wave and tidal energy as it works to save approximately $2 billion while also meeting its greenhouse gas reduction targets


EU ETS aviation list updated
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 19 2012

The European Commission published an updated list February 11 of airlines and aviation companies subject to the European Union’s Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gases


UK CCS
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom
  • December 2 2012

The U.K. Carbon Capture and Storage Cost Reduction Task Force, a collaboration between the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Crown Estate, and the U.K. CCS industry, released a report November 21 finding that electricity from large-scale gas and coal power plants equipped with carbon capture and storage could be cost-competitive with nuclear and renewable-generated electricity in the United Kingdom in a decade


UK shale gas exploration
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Burundi, United Kingdom
  • December 16 2012

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey announced December 13 that the United Kingdom has ended a ban on exploration for shale gas using fracking but operators will be subject to new controls to prevent seismic risks


UK fracking
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom
  • April 22 2012

An independent panel recommended to the Department for Energy and Climate Change April 17 that shale gas drilling operations may resume in the United Kingdom as long as precautionary operational procedures are taken to reduce the risk of earthquakes


UK Cookie Law “grace period” expires enforcement to begin
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 30 2012

While those of us in the United States were observing Memorial Day and enjoying the unofficial start of summer, the grace period from enforcement of the UK “Cookie Law” expired on Sunday, May 27th


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


UK GHG reporting
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2012

The United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs announced June 20 that the more than 1,600 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market will be required to report their greenhouse gas emissions in annual reports beginning next April