Friday, November 22, 2013
by Regina Cline
The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and
Food Safety will meet Nov. 27 in Brussels during which European Union lawmaker
Peter Liese plans to propose changes to a draft law on greenhouse gas emissions
from airlines to shorten the period in which curbs on international carriers
are limited to the bloc's airspace.
As detailed in a Nov. 20
Energy and Climate Report article,
the draft law was proposed by the European Commission in October and would
narrow the scope of greenhouse gas curbs on flights to and from the region's
airports from next year through 2020.
In addition to aviation
emissions, the committee's agenda includes discussion of carbon capture
and storage technology and greenhouse gas emissions from maritime
Other Climate, Energy Events
Nov. 27, the Department of Energy will hold a webinar on "Resources Available for Tribal Energy Project
Development." The webinar will cover "go-to" resources available through DOE
and other federal, state and local offices to assist tribes in getting their
energy projects online.
The Florida Climate Institute will hold an event Nov. 25 in Gainesville on "Feeding 9 Billion in a
Hotter World." The featured speaker will be David Lobell, associate professor
at Stanford University in Environmental Earth System Science and associate
director of Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment.
European University Institute and the Florence School of Regulation will hold
an event Nov. 26 in Brussels on "EU Energy & Climate
Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?" Featured speakers include Günther Hermann
Oettinger, European commissioner for energy, and Connie Hedegaard, European
commissioner for climate action.
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