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November 28, 2014
The European Union says that it expects the United Nations conference on climate change, being held in Lima, Peru, in December, to set the stage for a new, legally binding, global...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Lima-talks-crucial-to-2015-climate-agreement_65730.html
November 25, 2014
A report prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates), in association with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC; Beijing), says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-China-could-double-its-use-of-renewable-energy-by-2030_65678.html
November 17, 2014
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris) says that longer-term signs of stress are emerging in the energy system, and that there is a risk of decision makers being distracted by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/IEA-World-Energy-Outlook-2014-signs-of-stress-must-not-be-ignored_65480.html
November 14, 2014
US-President Obama has announced an ambitious 2025 target to cut net US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 26–28% below 2005 levels by 2025. At the same time, President Xi Jinping...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/US-China-agree-on-joint-efforts-on-climate-change-clean-energy_65368.html
November 14, 2014
The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), part of Cefic, says it encourages parties to the Montreal Protocol to reach an agreement for a global cap and a reduction in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-HFC-producers-support-action-for-a-cap-and-reduction_65433.html
November 6, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have reiterated the pledge by the European Union and its member states to step up contributions to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-members-of-parliament-call-for-more-support-in-fight-against-climate-change_65190.html
November 3, 2014
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) has published its synthesis report based on its fifth assessment report. Germany’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germanys-environment-minister-"We-can-still-achieve-the-two-degree-limit"_65054.html
October 28, 2014
The European Commission, supported by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has today released its annual progress report. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-energy-progress-report-Europe-on-track-for-2020-targets-but-"bigger-push-needed-for-2030"_64849.html
October 27, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) today opened its meeting in Copenhagen to finalize its synthesis report, which will provide policymakers with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/IPCC-starts-meeting-to-finalize-its-synthesis-report-a-roadmap-for-policymakers-on-climate-change_64814.html
October 24, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed by European leaders is “highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/VCI-Highly-ambitious-climate-targets-will-result-in-weaker-growth-reduced-competitiveness_64783.html
October 24, 2014
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-leaders-set-ambitious-climate-energy-targets-for-2030_64780.html
October 21, 2014
Germany’s energy-intensive industries association (BID; Berlin) has warned over higher burdens for industry as a result of unilateral, challenging climate protection goals. Utz...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germanys-EID-warns-over-higher-costs-resulting-from-unilateral-EU-climate-goals_64636.html
October 17, 2014
Increasing energy efficiency is a requirement to protect the climate but offers the German economy many opportunities, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, said...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germanys-environment-minister-Economy-plays-a-central-role-in-climate-protection_64573.html
October 10, 2014
The use of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the European Union has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to a report, Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013, published by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Fluorinated-gas-usage-in-the-European-Union-declines-for-third-consecutive-year-EEA-report_64451.html
October 6, 2014
HFO-1234yf, a hydrofluoroolefin-based refrigerant, will be used in 7 million automobiles by 2015 as refrigerants currently used in mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems are phased out...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/DuPont-New-refrigerant-to-be-in-7-million-cars-by-2015_64294.html
September 30, 2014
Dow Construction Chemicals will launch a new technology this week that meets the growing demand for energy efficient cool reflective roof coatings (CRRC) in the Middle East region. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-to-produce-acrylic-polymers-in-Jebel-Ali-for-roof-coatings_64181.html
July 29, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has commissioned a cogeneration plant that will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at its corporate headquarters. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Merck-KGaA-commissions-cogeneration-plant-at-Darmstadt_62772.html
July 14, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Genting Plantations (Kuala Lumpur) today announced plans to build a 240,000-m.t./year biorefinery based on Elevance's metathesis...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Elevance-and-Genting-Plantations-ink-biorefinery-collaboration_62432.html
July 8, 2014
The European Commission announced today that it has awarded €1.00 billion ($1.36 billion) to fund climate change projects. The money is being used to support 19 projects, to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Commission-funds-clean-energy-projects-with-revenues-from-polluters_62345.html
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