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Energy & environment update - November 24 2014
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, France, Global, India, USA, Australia, Canada, China
  • November 24 2014

Prior to recessing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the House and Senate both took several votes and introduced numerous pieces of legislation on energy


Energy & environment update January 21, 2014 - international
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Canada, China, European Union, Global
  • January 21 2014

The United Nations Global Compact released a tool January 13 to help companies measure the financial impact of their sustainability activities. By


European Parliament seeks cap on crop-based biofuels
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • September 16 2013

Intending to ease competition with food production, the EU Parliament voted September 11 to cap the transportation industry's consumption of biofuels


Nuclear plant legislation introduced
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 17 2013

Legislation to require peer reviewed nuclear power plant inspections every six years was introduced June 13 by the European Commission. The bill was


EU-China environment cooperation
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • China, European Union
  • September 23 2012

The European Commission announced September 20 that the European Union and China will cooperate on GHG emissions trading, with Europe providing input over four years to the design and implementation of Chinese pilot programs


EU solar group files complaint against Chinese producers
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • July 29 2012

EU ProSun, a group of European solar panel makers, filed a complaint July 26 with the European Commission charging Chinese solar manufactures with unfair trade practices that are causing harm to European solar makers


European green energy infrastructure
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • January 27 2013

The European Commission proposed January 24 legislation that would require European Union member states to increase substantially the number of


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


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