EU Environment Report: February / March 2014 | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
EU Environment Report: February / March 2014

EU Environment Report: February / March 2014

In this issue…

Climate Change:
ETS exemption for flights outside Europe rejected by EP Environment Committee

Chemicals:
ECHA sends legally binding letters to companies which have registered their substances as intermediates
Member States agree on nine additional substances for REACH authorisation list
Stricter rules on flame retardants, BPA and nickel in toys
Commission proposal to ban triclosan from several products backed by Member States

Emissions:
Car emissions: adaptation of specifications of reference fuels
Emissions limits: adaptation to technical progress
Approval of the light emitting diodes low beam module 'E-Light' as an innovative technology for reducing CO2 emissions from passenger cars
Modalities for reaching the 2020 target to reduce CO2 emissions from new light commercial vehicles

Energy:
European Commission modifies draft Energy & Environmental State Aid Guidelines

Waste:
Only 1/3 of Member States have notified their implementation of the WEEE Directive to the Commission

The Months Ahead:
Workshops & Conferences

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