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May 21, 2014
The European Commission says that UK plans to compensate certain energy-intensive users from higher electricity costs triggered by a mandatory carbon price floor—a tax on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Commission-approves-UK-plan-to-compensate-energy-intensive-users-for-carbon-tax_61189.html
May 16, 2014
The European Commission says that emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-emissions-trading-lower-emissions-in-2013-but-still-a-surplus-of-allowances_61106.html
May 7, 2014
Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion by the 28 member states of the European Union decreased by 2.5% in in 2013 compared with those in 2012, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-carbon-dioxide-emissions-fall-by-2-5-percent-in-2013-compared-with-2012_60862.html
May 4, 2014
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks; and the minister for research and education, Johanna Wanka, see a fundamental overhaul of energy production as a central element in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germanys-energy-transition-is-key-for-climate-protection_60632.html
April 29, 2014
Germany’s minister for the environment, Barbara Hendricks, has given the starting shot for the other federal ministries and federal states for the action program Climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-sets-fundamentals-for-Climate-Protection-2020_60656.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission says that it has requested Germany to fully transpose the requirements of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) into national law. EU ETS is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Commission-asks-Germany-to-fully-implement-EU-emissions-trading-system_60463.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the European Union's Court of Justice for failing to notify the commission about what penalties have been put in place in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Commission-refers-Poland-to-court-for-failure-to-comply-with-laws-on-F-gases_60459.html
April 14, 2014
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) shows that worldwide emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Latest-IPCC-report-GHG-emissions-accelerating-substantial-cuts-still-achievable_60288.html
April 2, 2014
Senior executives in the global chemical industry have met their counterparts from seven state-owned companies in China for the first time in a forum addressing climate change and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Industry-execs-meet-leaders-of-Chinese-chemical-companies-to-discuss-sustainable-development_59842.html
April 1, 2014
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva), “Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,” shows the far-reaching...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Climate-change-a-fundamental-challenge_59967.html
March 31, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) says, in a report published today, the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/IPCC-report-on-climate-change-stronger-focus-on-adaptation-to-past-events-versus-preparing-for-future-change_59940.html
March 28, 2014
The European Council says that it will take stock of progress on various issues related to climate change at its meeting in June, with a view to taking a final decision on the new...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-2030-framework-for-energy-and-climate-change-European-Council-to-take-final-decision-no-later-than-October-2014_59893.html
March 20, 2014
Germany could fail to meet its target of a 40% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2020, the German government says. “With the measures implemented to date, we will attain a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Germany-warns-of-need-to-step-up-efforts-to-combat-climate-change_59691.html
March 19, 2014
The UK chemical industry has welcomed the UK government's decision, announced today, to freeze the country's carbon price floor—a carbon tax—at 2015 levels for the rest of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/UK-chemical-industry-applauds-government-decision-to-freeze-carbon-price-floor_59678.html
March 18, 2014
In the next few weeks, the direction will be set at Brussels and Berlin for the future of the German chemical industry, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Energy-policy-decisive-for-the-future-of-the-German-chemical-industry_59641.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
February 24, 2014
The European Council decided today not to oppose a proposal from the European Commission to delay the auctioning—backloading—of carbon dioxide emission permits in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Council-will-not-oppose-backloading-of-greenhouse-gas-allowances_59042.html
February 20, 2014
Cefic has called for competitive energy and an affordable climate policy, on the eve of a European Council meeting on competitiveness. Gas and electricity costs in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-Europe-needs-competitive-energy-and-an-affordable-climate-policy_58945.html
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