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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


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


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


EU releases environmental plan
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • December 18 2011

On December 15, the European Commission released an action plan setting seven energy and environment areas in which the Commission plans to introduce measures in 2012, including regulation, research, standard setting, and demonstration projects


EU renewable energy targets
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • December 18 2011

The European Commission insisted December 15 that the European Union should adopt new renewable energy targets by 2014 in order to enhance energy independence and eliminate CO2 emissions from the electricity sector by 2050


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


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


EU diplomatic corps should focus more on climate risks
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • July 24 2011

A yet to be released EU Commission paper will make a number of recommendations to strengthen the European External Action Service (EEAS), an independent institution that functions as a foreign service for the European Union


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


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