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Energy & environment update March 04, 2014 - international
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, European Union, Global, Japan, USA
  • March 4 2014

After the European Union cut the 2014 supply of carbon emissions permits under the Emissions Trading Program by one-fifth last year, the bloc had


Committee approves airline EU emissions exemption
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • September 11 2011

On September 8, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011 (H.R. 2594) that would exempt US airlines from the EU emissions cap on all flights leaving or landing in the European Union set to begin in January 2012


EU judges hear U.S. airlines’ worries about inclusion in emissions trading
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • July 5 2011

On July 5, lawyers for EU member states and the bloc's institutions told the Court of Justice of the European Union that the inclusion of U.S. airlines in the European Union's Emissions Trading System (ETS) is legal


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


Clean energy credits discussed
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • December 4 2011

Energy Secretary Steven Chu and more than a dozen senators met in the Capitol November 29 to discuss strategy on how to move forward on extending expiring clean energy tax credits and other clean energy initiatives


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

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Energy Secretary Steven Chu co-hosted the US-EU Energy Council meeting last week, meeting with top European energy officials as tension continues to escalate between the U.S


WTO dispute talks seat
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, European Union, Japan, USA
  • September 8 2011

The United States requested August 29 to become an observer at the World Trade Organization dispute settlement talks with the European Union, Japan, and Canada regarding a challenge filed by the EU and Japan against a green energy program in Canada, citing trade interests


American Airlines protected from EU EST
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA, European Union
  • December 2 2012

President Obama signed into law the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act (S. 1956) November 27 to prohibit U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union’s Emissions Trading System for greenhouse gas emissions


Energy & environment update - March 24, 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, European Union, Global, Japan, Ukraine, USA
  • March 24 2014

As Congress returns from recess, the House and Senate continue to unveil more details about their spring agendas. The Senate’s recent action in


EU calls for plans for long-term emission reduction
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, USA
  • June 3 2013

The European Union proposed May 28 that all nations outline their long-term plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2014 in