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August 3, 2009
Merck KGaA says that it has set new climate protection targets for its global pharmaceutical and chemical operations. The company aims to reduce its global (direct and indirect) carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Merck-KGaA-Targets-20-percent-Reduction-in-CO2-Emissions-by-2020-update_20529.html
July 22, 2009
Dow's direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emission declined by 6% from 2007 to 2008, according to the company's 2008 global reporting initiative (GRI) report. In the report, Dow cited...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dows-GHG-Emissions-Down-6-percent-for-2008_20293.html
July 13, 2009
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that stronger co-operation between China and the U.S. for clean energy will be the goal of Gary Locke, U.S. Secretary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-U-S-Talks-to-Focus-on-Clean-Energy_20158.html
July 8, 2009
A study undertaken by McKinsey and Company, commissioned by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), has concluded that the chemical industry is a net saver of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/McKinsey-Study-Finds-Chemical-Industry-is-Net-Saver-of-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions-update_20017.html
July 2, 2009
Software solutions, such as SAP's greenhouse emissions management tool, can aid in the complex task of emissions reporting, according to speakers at CW's recent webcast, Mananging...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/CW-Webcast-Software-Can-Aid-in-Emissions-Reporting_19974.html
July 1, 2009
Dow says it will be working with Florida-based start-up Algenol Biofuels to build and operate the biorefinery....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-Algenol-Planning-CO2-to-Ethanol-Pilot-Plant-Updated_19887.html
July 1, 2009
Mitsubishi Corp. and Ube Industries say that the world’s first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O), being jointly developed by the two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Mitsubishi-and-Ubes-Thai-Project-to-Reduce-Nitrous-Oxide-Emissions-Secures-UN-Registration_19904.html
July 1, 2009
The European Commission has this week disclosed that it may direct up to €8 billion ($11.3 billion) into projects for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in a bid to reduce future...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-May-Pump-&euro8-Billion-into-Carbon-Capture-and-Storage_19941.html
June 30, 2009
The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill passed the House last week, by a vote of 219 to 212. But the legislation isn't out of the woods yet. The Senate still needs to pass a version of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Waxman-Markey-Passed-the-House&hellipNow-What_19932.html
June 29, 2009
BP and Synthetic Genomics (La Jolla, CA), a biotech research group, have discovered bacteria more than a mile underground that can be used to convert coal into methane. Craig...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/BP-and-Synthetic-Genomics-Develop-Bacteria-that-Convert-Coal-to-Methane_19881.html
June 25, 2009
Cefic says it is pushing for a series of concessions for the chemical industry in relation to the next phase of the European Union’s (EU) cap-and-trade Emissions Trading Scheme...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-Steps-Up-Pressure-for-an-Industry-friendly-EU-Emissions-Trading-Scheme_19710.html
June 23, 2009
A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) has found that the amount of "fossil carbon," or petroleum waste derived from...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Study-Carbon-Emissions-from-Chemicals-More-Common-Than-Previously-Thought_19707.html
June 18, 2009
Dow Chemical and Gazprom Marketing and Trading, a Western European subsidiary of the Russian state energy monopoly, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Dow-and-Gazprom-to-Work-on-GHG-Reduction_19641.html
June 18, 2009
The global market for carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) is projected to reach $3.5 trillion by 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Global-Carbon-Market-Projected-to-Reach-$3-5-Trillion-by-2020_19652.html
June 12, 2009
Among the many interesting bits in a recent report by Trucost and the IRRC Institute about carbon risk for S&P 500 companies was some data on the carbon intensity of chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/The-Chemical-Industry-and-Carbon-Intensity_19544.html
June 12, 2009
A study on costs that S&P 500 firms would incur from a U.S. cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions shows chemicals to be among the top-five sectors with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-Study-Costs-High-for-Chemical-Firms_19537.html
June 9, 2009
The Chinese government says that the Chinese vice premier Li Keqiang met with Todd Stern, U.S. special envoy for climate change, at Beijing yesterday, and that China and the U.S. plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-U-S-to-Work-Together-on-Climate-Change_19413.html
June 9, 2009
Climate negotiators representing the European Union (EU) and China in recent days have initiated discussions about their commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-Change-EU-and-China-Start-Talking_19293.html
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