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June 19, 2015
The European Commission has requested Germany to ensure the full transposition of the European Union’s energy efficiency directive, under which EU member states must meet certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Commission-takes-action-against-Germany-Greece-over-energy-efficiency-directive_71475.html
June 16, 2015
The Plastics Industry Recycling Action Plan (Pirap) was launched on Tuesday by Plastics 2020, which includes the British Plastics Federation (BPF), the Packaging and Films Association...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Plastics-2020-launches-plastics-industry-recycling-action-plan_71360.html
June 15, 2015
A peak in worldwide energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, says the International Energy Agency (IEA; London) in a special report on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/International-Energy-Agency-highlights-likely-success-factors-for-Paris-climate-summit_71317.html
June 11, 2015
Renewable energy targets are now a defining feature of the global energy landscape, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu Dhabi). A new report from Irena...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Irena-report-Fourfold-increase-in-countries-with-renewable-energy-targets-versus-2005-level_71177.html
June 9, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu Dhabi) has released a report on renewables and electricity storage, part of the agency’s REmap 2030 program. The report...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Irena-releases-roadmap-on-renewable-energy-storage_71104.html
June 8, 2015
Leaders of seven of the world’s largest economies, meeting in Elmau, Germany, yesterday, expressed support for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40-70% by 2050. The leaders emphasized that “deep cuts in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are required with decarbonization of the global economy over the course of this century.” Germany’s chemical industry association (VCI) noted the lack of identified concrete steps to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/G7-Leaders-commit-to-40-70-percent-GHG-reductions-by-2050_71073.html
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-Rare-earths-producer-Molycorp-on-verge-of-bankruptcy_71024.html
June 4, 2015
The Federation of German Industries (BDI; Berlin) and the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, have released the results of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-Industry-association-trade-union-call-for-more-effective-ways-to-reduce-carbon-dioxide-emissions_71001.html
June 2, 2015
The European Parliament’s committee on industry, research, and energy, in a draft opinion, has called on the parliament’s environment, public health, and food safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-action-on-climate-change_70936.html
June 2, 2015
The World Bank has invited Germany to join its "Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition," a new initiative for the development and introduction of an effective global price for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-joins-World-Bank-initiative-for-a-global-carbon-pricing-market_70939.html
June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Oil-and-gas-majors-call-for-carbon-pricing_70871.html
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-committee-backs-ETS-reform_70870.html
May 22, 2015
The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Business-Climate-Summit-calls-on-policymakers-to-take-action-on-climate-change_70632.html
May 22, 2015
Linde said on Friday that as part of its commitment to finding solutions for the recycling of carbon dioxide (CO2), it has extended its participation in the international research...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Linde-signs-up-to-second-phase-of-international-CO2-research-project_70627.html
May 6, 2015
The European Council, under the current Latvian presidency, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed on a draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-ETS-Market-stability-reserve-to-start-in-2019-VCI-warns-of-additional-cost-burden-for-chemical-industry_70125.html
April 30, 2015
CO2 Solutions (Quebec City) has presented the results of pilot testing of its carbon capture process, completed in January 2015. The company says that the detailed results presented...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/CO2-Solutions-presents-results-of-carbon-dioxide-capture-testing-beats-DOE-cost-target-10-years-ahead-of-schedule_69987.html
April 28, 2015
The European Parliament today accepted a proposal on a directive relating to the biofuels and indirect land-use change (ILUC). The compromise text was proposed in March by the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-approves-proposal-on-biofuels-and-indirect-land-use-change_69878.html
April 17, 2015
Measures being implemented around the world to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) could lead to falling demand for fossil fuels, thereby have a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Investors-demand-action-on-risks-posed-by-climate-change_69567.html
April 16, 2015
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Germany in 2014 fell in comparison with those in the previous period for the first time in three years, the federal environment ministry (UBA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germanys-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-YOY-for-first-time-in-three-years_69476.html
March 26, 2015
The presidency of the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, currently held by Latvia, has a mandate to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Council-ready-to-negotiate-with-parliament-over-market-stability-reserve_68934.html
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