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June 26, 2008
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased 0.3% or 14 million m.t. of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) between 2005 and 2006 to 5.1 billion m.t. of CO2e...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Underpins-EU-Emission-Cuts_12682.html
June 23, 2008
Japan aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60%-80% from current levels by 2050 and will launch an experimental carbon trading market this fall, Japanese Prime Minister...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Japan-Sets-Long-Term-Goals-for-Emission-Reductions_12603.html
June 23, 2008
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the chemical industry is entering a new era as the pressure increases for all firms to make their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission data publicly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Corporate-Social-Responsibility_12611.html
June 16, 2008
The chemical industry must develop large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems as part of efforts to meet the challenge of climate change, says Ben van Beurden, executive v.p...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/&hellip-Calls-for-Industry-Carbon-Capture-Initiative_12468.html
June 16, 2008
Showa Denko says it plans to install a greenhouse gas (GHG) decomposition unit at its Kawasaki, Japan manufacturing complex. The unit will enable the company to reduce GHG emissions by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Showa-Denko-Steps-up-Efforts-to-Reduce-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions_12469.html
June 13, 2008
Equate Petrochemical (Kuwait) says this week it has signed a deal to provide CO2 off-gas from its manufacturing facilities to business conglomerate Alnafisi International (Kuwait). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Equate-Signs-Off-gas-Supply-Deal_12430.html
June 11, 2008
Pfizer says it is working with student engineers at Rowan University, (Glassboro, NJ) to develop a low-solvent use process for producing its arthritis drug Celebrex. The collaboration...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Pfizer-Seeks-to-Reduce-Solvent-Use_12391.html
June 6, 2008
Proponents of the Climate Security Act of 2008 sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) and John Warner (R., VA) failed to garner enough votes to shut down debate on the bill...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-Bill-Dies-in-U-S-Senate_12343.html
June 5, 2008
Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set out by a climate change bill introduced by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) and John Warner (R., VA) will require a significant increase in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-Change-Legislation-Could-Mean-Big-Costs-for-Petchem-Industry_12023.html
June 3, 2008
Climate change, high oil prices, escalating engineering and construction costs, and overcapacity were the topics debated by the 1,229 delegates attending the 2008 Asia Petrochemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/APIC-2008-Overcapacity-Climate-Change-Are-High-on-the-Agenda_12237.html
May 13, 2008
Senator John McCain (R., AZ) say he supports a cap-and-trade program for U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), an announcement makes some form of U.S. GHG cap likely no matter who wins the U.S. presidential election, sources say....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/McCain-Endorses-Caps-for-U-S-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions_11896.html
May 9, 2008
Chris Davies, member of the European Parliament and parliamentary rapporteur for draft carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology legislation in the European Union (EU) plans to table...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Mandatory-Carbon-Capture-for-Fossil-Fuel-Power-Plants-to-be-Tabled-in-the-European-Parliament_11851.html
May 7, 2008
The European Union (EU) is considering fast-tracking applications for patents relating to technologies that could curb climate change, according to comments made earlier this week by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-May-Fast-track-Green-Technology-Patents_11816.html
May 6, 2008
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is nothing more than a “false hope,” according to a report published this week by environmental group ...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Carbon-Capture-Technologies-Challenged-as-"Unproven-Risky-and-Expensive"_11797.html
May 2, 2008
The chemical industry, along with sectors including telecommunications, and food and drink, are among the sectors that enjoy a “safe haven” from the risks associated with climate change, according to a study by KPMG. “The chemical industry is in the safe haven zone due to its high level of preparedness versus its relatively moderate level of risk,” the study states....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Study-Finds-Chemical-Industry-at-Relatively-Low-Risk-from-Climate-Change_11689.html
May 2, 2008
    Five European Union (EU) public finance institutions have come together to create a €125 million ($181 million) carbon credit fund. The fund will be used to purchase...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Finance-Institutions-Start-Post-2012-Carbon-Credit-Fund_11698.html
April 25, 2008
Bayer has disclosed at its annual stockholders’ meeting in Cologne, Germany that it is making progress with its plan to further reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas (GHG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Bayer-Progresses-with-the-Implementation-of-its-Climate-Program_11566.html
April 23, 2008
The Chinese government is drafting a national policy on climate change and global warming for the period after 2010, reports say. The program would succeed a policy announced by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-Drafts-Post-2010-Climate-Change-Policy_11529.html
April 21, 2008
Evonik Industries says it will allocate up to €2 billion ($3.2 billion) for energy-related projects through 2010 in its three businesses, chemicals, energy, and real estate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Evonik-Pledges-&euro2-billion-$3-2-billion-for-Energy-Program_11496.html
April 18, 2008
Energy issues were among the key topics raised in presentations as well as informal discussions at European chlor-alkali industry group Euro Chlor’s Seventh International...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Energy-Issues-Dominate-Euro-Chlor-Event_11409.html
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