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February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 24, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliamentary has voted in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), backing a draft law to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-environment-committee-votes-for-market-stability-reserve-to-take-effect-start-of-2019_68049.html
February 18, 2015
The use of renewable energy resources is successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen). EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EEA-report-Increasing-use-of-renewable-energy-results-in-falling-carbon-emissions-in-Europe_67856.html
February 3, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has announced additional measures in the struggle against climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Council-moves-further-against-climate-change_67233.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 28, 2015
China is expected to finalize and release the key design aspects of its much-awaited national carbon trading market during the course of 2015, with possible implementation as early as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/IHS-Energy-China-releases-basic-framework-for-national-carbon-trading_67273.html
January 26, 2015
The Environmental Audit committee of the UK parliament has today published a report on the environmental risks of fracking, a controversial method using water and chemicals to recover...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/UK-parliamentary-committee-calls-for-a-moratorium-on-shale-gas_67209.html
January 22, 2015
The industry, research, and energy committee of the European Parliament today rejected an amendment to begin reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-industry-committee-fails-to-agree-on-reform-date-for-EU-ETS_67096.html
January 22, 2015
Teesside Collective, a cluster of energy-intensive industries, has laid out a carbon capture and storage (CCS) vision for the Tees Valley region of the United Kingdom. Four firms with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Energy-intensive-industries-launch-carbon-capture-storage-initiative-in-the-UK_67048.html
January 19, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) has announced the reappointment of Adnan Amin as director general to a second four-year term, to run from April...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/International-Renewable-Energy-Agency-reappoints-director-general_66961.html
January 15, 2015
The Obama administration has announced a goal to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas sector by 40–45% by 2025, compared with the levels in 2012. Methane is a potent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Obama-administration-aims-to-cut-methane-emissions-from-oil-and-gas-sector-by-40-45-percent_66847.html
January 7, 2015
Ministers from 14 European Union member states have made a joint statement in which the European Union is called upon to introduce an “ambitious market stability reserve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Support-grows-for-prompt-reform-of-EU-ETS_66535.html
January 7, 2015
Honeywell says it has begun full-scale commercial production of HFO-1234ze, a new, low-global-warming-potential hydrofluorocarbon, at its fluorine products facility in Baton Rouge. The material is used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent, and refrigerant....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Honeywell-begins-producing-new-hydrofluorocarbon-at-Baton-Rouge_66580.html
December 31, 2014
Germany’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are expected to have fallen in 2014 for the first time in several years. “We don’t yet have the final figures, but I am...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germanys-GHG-emissions-anticipated-to-have-fallen-about-3-percent-in-2014_66499.html
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Lima-climate-change-conference-mixed-response-from-politicians-industry-and-environmentalists_66177.html
December 9, 2014
Germany’s federal minister for research, Johanna Wanka, has opened the first demonstration plant worldwide that can produce synthetic fuel such as petrol, diesel, or kerosine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/German-pilot-plant-produces-fuel-from-renewable-electricity-and-carbon-dioxide_65995.html
December 8, 2014
A group of twelve members of the European Parliament (MEP) will attend the United Nations climate conference in Lima, Peru. The MEPs plan to meet Christiana Figueres, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Delegation-from-European-Parliament-to-attend-Lima-climate-summit_65965.html
December 4, 2014
Germany’s federal government has concluded its action program “Climate protection 2020.” The government has guaranteed that the country will reduce its greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-confirms-its-action-plan-"Climate-protection-2020"_65834.html
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
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