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EU meets nuclear assessment deadline
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 25 2011

The European Commission said September 16 that the 14 countries in the European Union that have nuclear power capacity all met a September 15 deadline to provide an interim report on the readiness of their nuclear plants to withstand a crisis such as the Fukushima facility faced


EU ETS updated
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 25 2011

The European Commission published a technical regulation September 21 to amend guidelines on the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by participants in the Emissions Trading System


Energy plans by Danish EU leaders
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 29 2012

Danish climate and energy minister announced January 24 that the nation will use its European Union council presidency to advocate for a low-carbon road map and revise energy efficiency legislation


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


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


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


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


Global emissions increase
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 25 2011

The European Commission’s Joint Research Center published a report September 21 finding that global man-made CO2 emissions rose 5.8 percent in 2010 to the highest level ever recorded, 33 billion metric tons


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