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European Commission proposes revamp of EU biofuels policy
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 17 2012

On October 17, 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a new directive amending the two major pieces of EU legislation on biofuels: Directive 200928EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Renewable Energy Directive or “RED”) and Directive 9870EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels (Fuel Quality Directive or “FQD”), both in force since 2009


Certain EU Iran sanctions to be suspended
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • January 16 2014

Following the adoption of the Joint Plan of Action on November 24, 2013, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany


WTO Appellate Body Upholds Panel Ruling Rejecting Certain Cost Adjustment Methodologies by the EU in Anti-dumping Investigations
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Argentina, European Union
  • October 11 2016

On October 6, 2016, the World Trade Organization ("WTO") Appellate Body ("Appellate Body") issued its report in European Union Anti-dumping Measures


Conflict minerals: the EU’s proposal on responsible sourcing
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • March 17 2014

In March 2014, the European Commission proposed a draft Regulation establishing an EU system of self-certification for EU importers of tin, tantalum


Oettinger delivers speech on the completion of the internal energy market
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • October 11 2011

On 29 September 2011, Gunther Oettinger, EU Commissioner for Energy, delivered a speech which addressed the 2014 deadline set by the European Council for the completion of the internal energy market


Reshaping of the Energy Taxation Directive the European Parliament joins the battle
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • November 16 2011

The European Commission (the “EC”) proposal (the “Proposal”) for a Council Directive amending Directive 200396EC and restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity (the “Energy Taxation Directive”) is facing hard times due to lack of consensus amongst the Member States


Commission consults on commitments proposed by Siemens and Areva concerning nuclear technology markets
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • March 20 2012

On 14 March 2012, the European Commission published a notice in the Official Journal under Article 27(4) of Regulation 12003 to invite comments on the commitments proposed by Siemens AG and Areva SA pursuant to Article 9 of Regulation 12003


National legislation on the internal energy market in five member states is still not fully in line with EU rules
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • May 1 2012

On 26 April 2012, the Commission sent reasoned opinions to five Member States asking them to fully implement the Electricity and Gas Directives of the third energy reform package legislation


Greenhouse emission allowance: European Commission publishes guidelines on State aid in the context of greenhouse emission allowance trading scheme
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • European Union
  • June 12 2012

On 5 June 2012, the final version of the European Commission’s guidelines on State aid in the context of the greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme post-2012 was published in the Official Journal


Commission prohibits Austrian subsidies for energy intensive businesses
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Austria, European Union
  • March 21 2011

On 8 March 2011 the Commission found a provision of the revised Austrian Green Electricity Act (Ökostromgesetznovelle 2008), partially exempting energy intensive businesses from contributing to the funding of green electricity, to be in breach of EU state aid rules