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EU transport fuel ratings deferred
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union, Canada
  • 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


Short-lived pollutant coalition
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, USA, Colombia, European Union
  • April 29 2012

Norway, Nigeria, Colombia, Japan, the European Commission, and the World Bank joined a coalition April 24 formed earlier this year by the United States and other countries to curb black carbon, methane, and hydrofluorocarbons


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 cars on GHG reduction track
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • June 24 2012

The European Environment Agency published figures June 20 finding that new cars sold in the European Union in 2011 emitted an average of 3.3 percent less carbon dioxide than cars sold the previous year


International
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • United Kingdom, Canada, China, European Union, Global
  • May 13 2012

The European Chemical Industry Council announced May 8 that it will monitor its environmental sustainability by tracking indicators like greenhouse gas and acidifying gases emissions and waste generation


ICAO emissions reductions efforts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Global, European Union
  • July 1 2012

On June 29, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Ad Hoc Working Group on Market-Based Measures is working on three options for a global, market-based system for reducing airlines' greenhouse gas emissions, in order to defuse industry and government tension over the unilateral creation of an EU aviation emissions trading system


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


Ozone-related deaths on the rise
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The Climate-TRAP project presented a study at the European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress in Amsterdam September 27 finding that death rates linked to climate change will increase in several European countries over the next 60 years


EU announces vehicle efficiency measures
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

On September 29, the advocacy group Transport and Environment released a report concluding that cars sold in the European Union are becoming more fuel-efficient, cheaper to run, and less polluting, demonstrating the value of 2008 legislation mandating carbon dioxide emissions from the passenger car fleet cannot average more than 130 gkm by 2015


Fluorinated gas controls boost GHG efforts
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • European Union
  • October 2 2011

The European Commission released a report September 26 finding that stricter controls on fluorinated gases could provide a cost-effective boost to European Union efforts to reduce GHG emissions 80 percent or more by 2050