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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
October 3, 2008
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), featuring experimental technologies that capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power and industrial plants underground, could be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Carbon-Capture-and-Storage-Could-Be-Economically-Viable-by-2030_14600.html
September 30, 2008
The European Commission's proposal for a tougher emissions trading scheme (ETS) from 2013 will increase total operating costs for chemical companies by between 10% and 35%, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Proposed-EU-Emissions-Trading-Scheme-is-Equivalent-to-a-"10-35-percent-Tax"_14511.html
September 26, 2008
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)-featuring experimental technologies that capture and store carbon dioxide emissions from power and manufacturing plants underground-could be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/STUDY-Carbon-Capture-Can-be-Economically-Viable-by-2030_14429.html
September 26, 2008
The chemical sector expects both drawbacks and opportunities from climate change regulation but anticipates that costs will outweigh the possible advantages, according to the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-Industry-Outpaces-Other-Sectors-in-Climate-Disclosure_14479.html
September 26, 2008
The first mandatory U.S. cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electric utilities took effect last week for 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. The program...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/First-U-S-Cap-And-Trade-Program-Takes-Effect_14480.html
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