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November 4, 2009
Chem Links is our weekly round-up of stories and links from around the web related, in some way, to the chemical industry. If you have any suggestions, please email vvalk@chemweek.com....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chem-Links-November-4-Mapping-Climate-Change_22599.html
November 3, 2009
I've spent much of the past day and a half at Carbon Market Insights Americas 2009 at the Marriot Marquis Hotel here in New York. Here are some major takeaways:...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Carbon-Market-Insights-Notes_22571.html
October 28, 2009
Chem Links is our new weekly round-up of stories from around the web related, in some way, to the chemical industry. We'll be focsing mostly on stories that are under-the-radar or tangentially related to the industry, to give you a broader picture of where it sits in relation to the news of the day. We'll also try to include some links that are amusing, unusual, or otherwise quirky. We hope you enjoy it. If you have any suggestions, please email vvalk@chemweek.com
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chem-Links-October-28-Cap-and-Trade-Horse-Trading_22394.html
October 20, 2009
Chem Links is our new weekly round-up of stories from around the web related, in some way, to the chemical industry. We'll be focusing mostly on stories that are under-the-radar or tangentially related to the industry, to give you a broader picture of where it sits in relation to the news of the day. We'll also try to include some links that are amusing, unusual or otherwise quirky. We hope you enjoy it. If you have any suggestions, please email vvalk@chemweek.com....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chem-Links-October-20-Peaking-Too-Soon_22212.html
September 22, 2009
OK, so I was going to love this story. It involves a bottle that was supposed to be BPA free, but really isn't, a company that is trying to cash in on the BPA frenzy, and my favorite rock band....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Fake-Plastic-Bottles_21566.html
September 17, 2009
The recession is "very likely over," according to U.S. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Pop open some champagne, pile into the Gulfstream, and head to your new condo in Miami!...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/What-We-Talk-About-When-We-Talk-About-Recessions_21440.html
August 25, 2009
U.S. officials, ranging from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to (predictably, considering the bill bears his name) California Representative Henry Waxman are urging the Senate to pass cap-and-trade legislation before December's Copenhagen climate talks. It's a worthy goal considering the leverage that would accrue to the U.S. as a result of passage, leverage that would be far less useful after the talks....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Cap-and-Trade-Before-Copenhagen-Is-It-Possible_21030.html
August 4, 2009
Today, for the second time in the past several months, the New York Times published an editorial calling for a "tough chemical plant safety bill." The paper correctly points...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Plant-Safety-and-Optimism-Bias_20588.html
July 9, 2009
Deloitte, the consulting major, recently released its mid-year outlook for the chemical industry. Here are some interesting takeaways, along with some other thoughts...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Consultant-Report-Industry-Set-to-Reset_20066.html
June 30, 2009
The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill passed the House last week, by a vote of 219 to 212. But the legislation isn't out of the woods yet. The Senate still needs to pass a version of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Waxman-Markey-Passed-the-House&hellipNow-What_19932.html
June 17, 2009
Some notes and thoughts on this morning's presentations at CW's CFO Conference in New York...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Notes-From-the-CFO-Conference_19611.html
June 15, 2009
The science on the risks of BPA is, at best, inconclusive. If anything, it suggests that the product is relatively harmless, though it probably merits further investigation....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Following-the-BPA-Money_19591.html
June 12, 2009
Among the many interesting bits in a recent report by Trucost and the IRRC Institute about carbon risk for S&P 500 companies was some data on the carbon intensity of chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/The-Chemical-Industry-and-Carbon-Intensity_19544.html
May 28, 2009
I'll cop to it – we journalists love catch phrases...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/How-Green-Were-My-Shoots_19209.html
May 13, 2009
Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called a White House Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.) document critical of the EPA's recent findings on greenhouse gases a "smoking gun." But it doesn't really rise to that level....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Grasping-at-Documents_18920.html
May 5, 2009
Peak oil is not a new idea, though it has generally been the domain of guys like this. Nothing against Kunstler – his ideas are worth consideration – but he probably wouldn’t be my go-to-guy for sober-minded analysis. But now peak oil has popped up in a rather unlikely place: the bland pages of financial analyst reports....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Peak-Oil-Goes-Mainstream_18702.html
April 23, 2009
There’s a sentiment in some quarters that the industry, and the broader economy, is poised for a recovery. Does this viewpoint have much merit?...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Recovery-Of-Sorts_18432.html
April 3, 2009
“Chemical volumes will bounce back sharply in the current quarter,” or so says a report by Fred Peterson of Probe Economics (Hanover, NH), a consulting firm....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Volumes-Set-to-Rebound-Report_18052.html
March 27, 2009
Is the office hostage situation the new emblem of the global recession?...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/3M-Held-Hostage_17899.html
March 12, 2009
ACC is continuing its fight against bans on bisephenol A (BPA). But what does the science say?...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/ACC-v-BPA_17607.html
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