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August 8, 2008
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations have disclosed that by year-end they plan to connect their respective systems for registering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions credits. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-and-UN-to-Combine-Carbon-Credit-Registration_13514.html
August 5, 2008
The European Commission this week has proposed to revise its legislation for protecting the ozone layer. The proposed changes to the legislation are designed to improve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-Proposes-to-Revise-Legislation-for-Ozone-Depleting-Chemicals_13458.html
August 4, 2008
Canadian chemical producers say they are bracing for a sharp drop in profitability this year amid fluctuating energy prices, a slow economy, and a rapid increase in the Canadian-U.S. dollar exchange rate. That drop, which some analysts expect to be as much as 30%, follows a record 2007. Chemical demand is also expected to continue to slide, especially if the Canadian dollar remains so strong, industry executives say....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Canada-Pinning-Hopes-on-the-West_13417.html
July 31, 2008
  The Norwegian government has decided to press ahead with a major testing program for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The program will feature significant but undisclosed state...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Norway-Initiates-Carbon-Capture-Testing-Program_13347.html
July 29, 2008
As nations prepare parallel yet separate responses to climate change, chemical makers are evaluating how to maximize the benefits and minimize the cost of compliance. However, just...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Global-Warming_13266.html
July 29, 2008
Global collaboration among industry, regulators, and other groups will be key to ensuring an effective, orderly response to issues including increasing energy demand, diminishing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/A-Tale-of-Two-Possible-Outcomes_13267.html
July 29, 2008
It is essential that any future greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandates allow chemical companies to continue use of coal as a source of power generation to prevent wide-scale switching...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Industrial-Gases-Firms-Bank-on-CO2-Capture-Technologies_13268.html
July 29, 2008
BASF has joined the Pew Center on Global Climate Change (Arlington, VA), a non-profit organization that supports a cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/BASF-Joins-Pew-Center-on-Climate-Change_13285.html
July 24, 2008
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC; Manama, Bahrain), an equally owned joint venture between the government of Bahrain, Sabic, and Petrochemical Industries Co. (Kuwait City), says...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Bahrains-GPIC-and-Abu-Dhabis-Masdar-Sign-Carbon-Capture-Deal_13195.html
July 22, 2008
Ineos says within two years it plans to begin the commercial production of ethanol, which could be used to fuel vehicles, derived from biodegradable household waste. Generating ethanol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Ineos-Unveils-Household-Waste-to-Ethanol-Process-Plans-Commercial-Plant_13162.html
July 17, 2008
Shell says it has increased its ownership of biofuels technology firm Iogen Energy (Ottawa) to 50%, up from 26.5%, as part of a strategy to accelerate its program to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Shell-Beefs-Up-Position-in-Next-Generation-Biofuel_13051.html
July 14, 2008
Leaders of the G8 nations, meeting in Toyako, Japan last week, agreed to a goal of halving global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from current levels by 2050. However, G8 leaders fell...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/G8-Agree-to-Cut-CO2-Emissions-50-percent-by-2050_12964.html
July 10, 2008
Michael, J. Prather, professor of the Earth System Science Department at the University of California (Irvine, CA) and Juno Hsu, a research colleague from the same university...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/NF3-The-Greenhouse-Gas-Missing-from-Kyoto-Update-adds-company-comments_12851.html
July 9, 2008
Leaders of the G8 countries meeting in Toyako, Japan today have pledged to halve CO2 emissions by 2050. The agreement, which includes the U.S., would appear to be a step toward a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/G8-Agree-to-Cut-CO2-Emissions-50-percent-by-2050_12879.html
July 9, 2008
Arkema says it will invest in European production of a low-global warming potential fluorinated gas for automotive air conditioning. Arkema did not specify how much it will invest in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Arkema-to-Invest-in-low-GWP-Fluorinated-Gas_12899.html
July 7, 2008
The G8 summit began today at Toyako, Japan and climate change is high on the meeting's agenda. The U.S. and several other developed nations are expected to announce plans at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/G8-Summit-Climate-Change-Is-High-on-the-Agenda_12859.html
July 1, 2008
European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions decreased 0.3%, or by 14 million m.t. of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent, in 2006 compared with the previous year, to 5.1 billion m.t., the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Chemical-Industry-Helps-EU-Reduce-Emissions_12725.html
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
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