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January 26, 2011
Carol Browner, a top adviser to President Obama on climate change and energy issues, is planning to resign from her post, according to a Politico report confirmed by White House...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/White-House-Energy-Adviser-to-Resign_32404.html
January 21, 2011
This Week on CW: Cargill is divesting its majority stake in Mosaic for $24.3 billion, in a deal giving rise to rumors of fertilizer being a takeover target. Early reporting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-21_32346.html
January 17, 2011
CW’s analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from top diversified chemical companies reveals that emissions at many firms fell from 2008 to 2009, primarily due to reduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-Industry-Fails-to-Adjust-In-Spite-of-Recession_31946.html
January 14, 2011
This Week on CW: DuPont has agreed to acquire Danish enzymes and food ingredients maker Danisco for $6.3 billion, enhancing the company’s footprint in those areas. Did a Solvay...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-14_32160.html
January 12, 2011
U.S. EPA announced today that it will delay greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting requirements for industries that use biomass a feedstock until 2014. The agency is soliciting input from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-to-Delay-Biomass-GHG-Rules_32109.html
January 7, 2011
This week in CW: The chemical industry was less energy-efficient in 2009, while GHG emissions fell due to output declines. But companies are generally not taking action. Monsanto swung...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Jan-7_32041.html
January 4, 2011
Vermont Law School (VLS; South Royalton, VT) has published a ‘Top 10 Environmental Watch List’ for U.S. environmental laws and policies that it predicts will play out in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Top-10-Watch-List-For-Environmental-Law-in-2011_31888.html
December 28, 2010
The Chinese Commerce Ministry is cutting export quotas for rare earths minerals by about 11% for the first half of 2011, it announced today. China supplies more than 95% of the world's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-Reduces-Rare-Earths-Export-Quota_31827.html
December 23, 2010
U.S. EPA has reached a settlement with several states, local governments and environmental groups regarding the timeline for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions regulation of refineries and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EPA-Clarifies-Refinery-GHG-Rules_31782.html
December 20, 2010
A report by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington) says the country could well face shortages of rare earth materials within the next fifteen years. Rare earth materials, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/DOE-Report-Details-Possible-Rare-Earths-Shortages_31597.html
December 17, 2010
This Week on CW: In another private equity backed M&A deal, YuleCatto is buying PolymerLatex from TowerBrook Capital Partners for $585.7 million. Nearly 200 nations signed the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-17_31715.html
December 16, 2010
There is not yet a global deal that will protect the world from catastrophic climate change, but the so called Cancun Agreements secured by parties to the UN climate summit in Mexico...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Progress-on-UN-Climate-Agreement-Going-Chemical-Industrys-Way-update-2_31595.html
December 15, 2010
The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI; San Diego, CA) announced in May of this year that it had, for the first time in scientific history, created a new, living microorganism in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Synthetic-Biology-Injecting-New-Life-into-the-Chemical-Industry_31497.html
December 10, 2010
This Week on CW: At GPCA 2010 this week in Dubai, attendees discussed the strong rebound in petrochemicals demand, tempered by coming supply additions. The need for innovation to meet...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Dec-10_31549.html
December 10, 2010
Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Bayer-Moves-Closer-to-Commercializing-Polyols-from-CO2-with-video_31399.html
December 9, 2010
The 15,000 m.t./year, $1.5 billion facility will create 650 jobs and is expected to come online at the end of 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Wacker-Investing-$1-5-Billion-to-Build-Integrated-Polysilicon-Site_31469.html
December 9, 2010
Bayer is moving ever closer to commercializing its CO2-to-Polyols technology. At GPCA, industry leaders discussed the central role innovation will play in meeting sustainability...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-Up-Dec-9_31470.html
December 9, 2010
Marijn Dekkers, chairman of Bayer, at the company’s annual innovation strategy briefing yesterday in Leverkusen rounded on policy makers and the public for not understanding the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Blog-Is-there-a-Lack-of-Chemical-Industry-Leadership-at-the-UN-Climate-Summit_31467.html
December 7, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a 2009 decision allowing a public nuisance lawsuit against several electric power utilities over the utilities' greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Supreme-Court-to-Hear-GHG-Nuisance-Case_31402.html
December 2, 2010
Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO for Dow Chemical, says world leaders must take action now to enable the world to adopt a low-carbon economy. Liveris was among several executives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-CEO-Andrew-Liveris-Makes-Case-for-Low-carbon-Economy_31337.html
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