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Possible negative effects of carbon sequestration
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • November 20 2011

On November 17, the European Environment Agency (EEA) released Air Pollution Impacts From Carbon Capture And Storage finding that widespread deployment of carbon sequestration can increase the emissions of some harmful pollutants like ammonia because it requires more coal to be mined, transported and burnt, and is less environmentally friendly than switching to gas fired generation


Rio20 should set RE, EE goals
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The European Parliament adopted a resolution September 29 advising that next year’s Rio20 sustainable development conference results in accountable global targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency


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


EU allowance pressure
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 1 2012

The European Parliament said last week that the European Commission could come under pressure from Poland and other central and Eastern European countries when deciding on transitional free CO2 allowances for the power sector


EU RE subsidy cuts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • April 8 2012

Many European countries are making significant reductions to their renewable energy subsidy programs


EU technical support
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Global
  • June 24 2012

European Union Commissioner Andris Piebalgs announced at the Rio20 summit June 20 that the European Union will create an EU Technical Assistance Facility, initially worth $62.6 million over the next two years to provide access to sustainable energy services to 500 million people by 2030


EU renewable energy goals
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 10 2012

On June 6 European Union Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said that within two years the EU should decide on its renewable energy goals for 2030 and how it is best prepared to achieve the goals


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


EC efficiency standards
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 29 2012

The European Commission announced January 20 that it is preparing a plan that will designate product groups to which stricter energy efficiency standards will be applied in the next three years


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