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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
May 29, 2009
Legislation for a mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee by a 33-25 vote, with all but one of the committee’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/ACC-Says-Climate-Bill-Puts-Sector-at-a-Disadvantage_19233.html
May 22, 2009
Legislation for a mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade program cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee last night, 33-25, with all but one of the committee's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Waxman-Markey-Bill-Passes-Committee-Baseline-Other-Details-Concern-Industry_19125.html
May 19, 2009
A small group of the chemical industry’s senior executives gathered together in the past week at the United Nations (UN) International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM-2)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Al-Mady-Hambrecht-Jourquin-and-More-Demonstrate-Leadership-on-the-World-Stage_18981.html
May 19, 2009
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has released a revised version of legislation to create a U.S. cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reflecting an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Waxman-Secures-Moderate-Democrats-Support-for-Climate-Bill-Update_18957.html
May 14, 2009
U.S. Advances Parallel Climate Mandates U.S. regulators and lawmakers have taken significant steps toward mandatory controls on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in recent weeks, and some...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/The-Cost-of-Warming_18663.html
May 13, 2009
Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called a White House Office of Management and Budget (O.M.B.) document critical of the EPA's recent findings on greenhouse gases a "smoking gun." But it doesn't really rise to that level....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Grasping-at-Documents_18920.html
May 12, 2009
U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu has disclosed that the U.S. DOE plans to stop funding R&D on fuel cell vehicles. “We are moving away from funding vehicular hydrogen fuel...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/U-S-DOE-to-Withdraw-Fuel-Cell-R-and-D-Restart-Funding-for-FutureGen-Project_18880.html
May 11, 2009
A preliminary quantitative study by the European Commission has determined that the chemicals industry and several sub-sectors of the industry in the European Union (EU) should be made...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Chemicals-Sector-On-Course-for-Emissions-Trading-Charge-Exemption_18859.html
May 8, 2009
As industry grapples with unprecedented challenges, DuPont chairman Chad Holliday offered three useful lessons in the form of short stories as he accepted the 2009 International...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Character-Counts_18777.html
April 29, 2009
Chemists in research groups around the world are stepping up their development of processes that use CO2 as a feedstock, say experts at Süd-Chemie’s (Munich) “Defining...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemists-Step-Up-Research-to-Convert-CO2-into-Feedstocks_18559.html
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