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December 12, 2008
California regulators have approved the state’s plan for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) to 1990 levels by 2020, a program some lawmakers say should be used as a model for any...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/California-Regulators-Approve-Climate-Action-Plan_15914.html
December 12, 2008
European Union (EU) leaders meeting in Brussels today have signed a deal to cut EU greenhouse gases (GHG) 20% below 1990 levels by 2020. Germany and several eastern European nations...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Signs-Climate-Agreement-Makes-Concessions-to-Industry_15841.html
December 10, 2008
BASF today called on European Union (EU) climate negotiators to reject plans to introduce a tough emissions trading scheme (ETS) for the region. BASF says the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Europes-ETS-Set-to-Cost-EU-Chemical-Industry-&euro2-Billion-$2-6-Billionyear_15811.html
December 8, 2008
The chemical industry has a “central and expanding” role to play in meeting the world’s long-term energy challenges of surging demand, constrained supplies, and added...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Shell-Seeks-Coordinated-CO2-Capture-Policies_15732.html
December 5, 2008
The U.S. regulatory landscape will change dramatically next year as Democrats take control of both the White House and Congress for the first time since 1994. Key policy decisions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Regulatory-Challenges_15742.html
December 4, 2008
Cefic has warned European Union (EU) not to take lightly the problem of “carbon leakage” in the face of the EU’s proposed tougher emissions trading scheme (ETS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-Sends-Warning-to-EU-Climate-Negotiators_15693.html
December 3, 2008
The global chemical industry has a “central and expanding” role to play in meeting the world’s long-term energy challenges of surging demand, constrained supplies, and added stress on the environment, says Ben van Beurden, executive v.p. at Shell Chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/GPCA-2008-Shell-Calls-for-Coordinated-Policies-on-CO2-Capture_15673.html
November 23, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama reiterated his pledge for the U.S. to mandate a cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The new administration will “mark...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Obama-Reaffirms-Pledge-to-Mandate-GHG-Reductions_15500.html
November 20, 2008
House lawmakers have named Representative Henry Waxman (D., CA) to head the  powerful Energy and Commerce committee, a set back for incumbent chairman John Dingell (D., MI) who...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Waxman-to-head-House-Energy-and-Commerce-Committee_15468.html
November 14, 2008
Process safety issues, the deepening global economic slowdown and the emergence of a stringent European Union (EU) emissions trading scheme (ETS) are among the key threats to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Process-Safety-Issues-ETS-and-Economic-Slowdown-are-Top-Threats-to-U-K-Chemical-Industry_15342.html
November 12, 2008
Amyris Biotechnologies says it has opened its first pilot plant producing renewable diesel fuel from sugarcane at Emeryville, CA. The demonstration plant will generate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Amyris-Opens-Renewable-Diesel-Pilot-Plant_15321.html
October 23, 2008
The window of opportunity for the cost effective introduction of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology is closing, according to Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage: A Key Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Window-of-Opportunity-is-Closing-for-Carbon-Capture_14934.html
October 20, 2008
Perroy: Industry favors benchmarking. The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to adopt the European Commission’s proposals to toughen the European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Committee-Votes-to-Charge-Industry-for-Emission-Permits_14823.html
October 20, 2008
House Democrats have introduce legislation that would enact a cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Representatives John Dingell (D., MI) and Rick Boucher (D., VA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/House-Leaders-Release-Draft-Climate-Legislation_14837.html
October 17, 2008
A group of leaders of U.K.-based chemical companies and Steve Elliott, CEO, of industry group the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) have called on the British government to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Firms-Balk-at-U-Ks-Pledge-to-Cut-Emissions-80-percent-by-2050_14801.html
October 16, 2008
The governments of Italy and Poland, and of six eastern European countries, attending a summit meeting in Brussels today, called on the European Union (EU) to delay its far-reaching...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Financial-Meltdown-Threatens-EU-Climate-Change-Action_14781.html
October 15, 2008
Accelergy says it has launched an integrated coal-to-liquids fuels program aimed at producing cleaner fuels and chemical products...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Accelergy-Launches-Coals-to-Liquids-Fuels-Program_14747.html
October 9, 2008
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have released a long-awaited draft of legislation that would establish a U.S. cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/House-Leaders-Release-Draft-Climate-Legislation_14682.html
October 8, 2008
The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted to adopt the European Commission’s proposed legislation to toughen the European Union (EU) emissions trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Parliament-Committee-Votes-to-Charge-Industry-for-GHG-Emission-Permits-update-1-adds-Cefic-comments_14678.html
October 7, 2008
Christian Jourquin, CEO of Solvay, was elected Cefic president during Cefic's General Assembly in Athens on October 4. He was elected for a two-year term. Jourquin, in his...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-General-Assembly-Jourquin-Elected-President-To-Build-on-Progress-Made-Under-Predecessor_14651.html
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