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December 14, 2011
Canada’s environment minister Peter Kent has announced that the country is withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, the world’s only legally binding instrument set up in 1997...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Canada-Withdraws-from-Kyoto-Protocol_39723.html
December 12, 2011
No one gave it a cat’s chance in hell of succeeding, but COP 17, the United Nations climate change summit held in Durban, South Africa at its close yesterday delivered a partial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/World-Agrees-Roadmap-for-Curbing-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-China-and-U-S-Join-In_39693.html
December 7, 2011
The Chinese government says that China will agree to participate in a legally binding treaty on climate change after 2020, on certain conditions. The conditions include new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-Sets-Conditions-for-Binding-Climate-Change-Commitments-After-2020_39551.html
December 6, 2011
 Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA), a renewables start-up backed by BP and DSM, has started pilot-scale manufacturing of biobased adipic acid.  The company says the unit will allow it...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Verdezyne-Starts-Adipic-Acid-Pilot-Plant_39546.html
December 6, 2011
The European Commission has published plans to invest €80 billion ($108 billion) in research and innovation across the European Union between 2014 and 2020. Named Horizon 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Unveils-$108-Billion-Research-and-Innovation-Program_39407.html
December 6, 2011
The Chinese government says that the Chinese delegation to the climate change conference currently underway at Durban, South Africa is open to discussing binding emission cut for China...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-Agrees-to-Discuss-Binding-Emission-Cut-After-2020_39517.html
November 29, 2011
The U.K. government says it will provide a reported £250 million ($390 million) in tax relief and compensation to energy intensive companies faced with higher costs from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/U-K-Government-Offers-Industry-Relief-on-Energy-Costs-and-R-and-D-update-2_39380.html
November 29, 2011
Solvay is set to have the greatest exposure of more than a dozen leading chemical companies in the next phase of the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)-- due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Solvay-Predicted-to-be-Most-Exposed-Financially-to-EU-Emissions-Trading_39263.html
November 25, 2011
Solvay says it will acquire Société Générale's 50% stake in the companies' Orbeo joint venture. Orbeo will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Rhodia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Solvay-Takes-Control-of-Emission-Abatement-Firm_39344.html
November 23, 2011
The Chinese government says it has issued a white paper yesterday, on its policies and actions to address climate change. The white paper, titled China's Policies and Actions for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-Issues-White-Paper-on-Climate-Change-Approves-Emissions-Trading-Project_39262.html
November 22, 2011
If European companies in the four highest emitting sectors of utilities, materials, energy and industrials - including chemicals - achieved their current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Companies-Require-Quantum-Leap-to-Decouple-Emissions-from-Economic-Growth_39239.html
November 22, 2011
Novozymes says later today that it will open new R&D laboratories and customer solutions facilities for biofuel enzymes at its site in Araucária, Brazil. The facility has...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Novozymes-Opens-Enzymes-R-and-D-Lab-in-Brazil_39236.html
November 4, 2011
Huntsman increasingly is focusing its R&D activities on the development of products designed in response to challenges such as higher energy prices and scarcer water resources...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Huntsman-Intensifies-R-and-D-Focus-on-Sustainability_38823.html
October 31, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Chemical Week teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a global business solutions provider, to survey executives on sustainability and regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Survey-Firms-Focus-on-Energy-Efficiency-and-Cost-Reduction_38614.html
October 24, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Chemical Week teamed up with CSC (Falls Church, VA), a global business solutions provider, to survey executives on sustainability and regulatory...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Survey-Firms-Focus-on-Energy-Efficiency-and-Cost-Reduction_38506.html
October 21, 2011
This Week on CW:   As earnings season gathered steam reports were, once again, mixed. AkzoNobel reported net income down 32% year-on-year, to 217 million ($301 million), as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-21_38475.html
October 10, 2011
The European Union (EU)’s original group of 15 countries continues to be on course to meet the 8% greenhouse gas emissions reduction agreed under the Kyoto Protocol and most...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-on-Course-to-Exceed-Kyoto-Emissions-Target_38193.html
October 6, 2011
Chemical companies still have a huge amount of energy efficiency improvements that they could introduce to save money, according to speakers featured in a webcast in the past few days...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Energy-Efficiency-Plenty-of-Low-Hanging-Fruit-Remains_37996.html
September 29, 2011
Amyris says that it has partnered with tire giant Michelin to develop and market biobased isoprene.   LG is planning to invest $7 billion in green businesses, including electric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Sept-29_37961.html
September 26, 2011
The Bundesrat, the German parliament’s upper house, on Friday voted to block legislation that would have allowed the pilot-scale underground storage of compressed carbon dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-Votes-to-Reject-Carbon-Storage_37848.html
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