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June 20, 2013
The European Parliament says its environment committee has proposed a ban on fluorinated gases in refrigerators and air conditioners. The plan proposes to phase out completely the use...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Parliament-proposes-ban-on-fluorinated-gases_52955.html
June 20, 2013
Emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and dust from electricity-generating large combustion plants (LCPs) in the European Union have fallen since 2004, the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/European-Environment-Agency-reports-on-emissions-from-power-plants_52836.html
June 12, 2013
The European Union needs to look at the broader picture in terms of carbon emissions, Maria van den Hoeven, executive director at the International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris), says in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Carbon-emissions-EU-needs-to-look-at-broader-picture-says-IEA-Greenpeace-calls-for-tougher-targets_52776.html
June 10, 2013
The International Energy Agency (IEA; Paris) urges governments in a report, published today, to swiftly enact four energy policies that it says will keep climate goals alive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/International-Energy-Agency-urges-action-on-emissions_52723.html
June 10, 2013
The Chinese and US governments have agreed to cooperate in the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), under the 1987 Montreal Protocol, in an effort to combat climate change, the White...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/US-China-agree-to-cooperate-on-HFC-phasedown_52716.html
May 29, 2013
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil-fuel combustion in the 27 EU member states were 2.1%, or 72.5 million m.t., lower in 2012 than in the previous year, according to early...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-CO2-emissions-fall-in-2012_52359.html
May 28, 2013
Evonik Industries and EDF Luminus (Brussels) are installing a Repower wind turbine at Evonik's Antwerp site, Evonik says. Preparations for construction are underway, and construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Evonik-to-install-wind-turbine-at-Antwerp-site_52309.html
May 22, 2013
Members of the European Parliament have agreed in a nonlegislative resolution that the European Union needs a fixed target for the share of renewables in the overall energy mix by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-needs-fixed-target-for-renewables-in-the-energy-mix-by-2030-parliament-says_52223.html
May 21, 2013
The European Union plans to reduce energy prices for industry to stimulate growth, create jobs, and improve the competitiveness of European companies, according to a report in German...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Report-European-Union-plans-to-reduce-energy-prices-for-industry_52190.html
May 20, 2013
European energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has challenged EU member states to complete the internal, European energy market, to secure supplies in a cost-effective and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-energy-commissioner-challenges-Europe-to-complete-internal-energy-market_52169.html
May 17, 2013
Competitively priced energy will be essential if the European Union is to deliver jobs and growth alongside progress in combating climate change, Cefic said at a business summit held...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Cefic-calls-for-balance-between-climate-change-policy-and-need-for-competitive-energy-prices_52132.html
May 17, 2013
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from installations participating in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased in 2012, but the surplus of emission allowances...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-emissions-trading-GHG-emissions-decline-in-2012-but-allowance-surplus-grows_52131.html
April 24, 2013
Rennovia (Menlo Park, CA) has announced that hexamethylenediamine (HMD) will be its second commercial target, having demonstrated a chemocatalytic process to produce HMD from renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Rennovia-unveils-renewable-HMD-route_51424.html
April 22, 2013
Mounting consumer pressure and legislation such as plastic bag bans and global warming initiatives will increase demand for biodegradable plastics in North America, Europe, and Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Demand-for-biodegradable-plastics-expected-to-grow-15-percentyear-through-2017-according-to-IHS-Chemical-report_51336.html
April 19, 2013
A consortium of industry groups including ACC and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a joint petition yesterday seeking a US Supreme Court review of a lower...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Industry-groups-petition-for-Supreme-Court-review-of-EPA-Clean-Air-Act-provisions_51310.html
April 15, 2013
The Chinese government says that China and the United States have agreed to deepen their cooperation in clean energy. The decision was made during a meeting between US Secretary of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/China-US-deepen-cooperation-in-clean-energy_51171.html
March 21, 2013
Tonon Bioenergia, a Brazilian agro-industrial group with growing investments in the sugarcane industry, has signed a contract to acquire the Paraiso Bioenergia sugarcane mill that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Paraiso-Bioenergia-sugarcane-mill-bought-by-Tonon-Group_50689.html
January 28, 2013
Prices on the European Union's carbon market dropped to record lows last week after a European Parliament committee voted against plans by the European Commission to support carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/EU-carbon-permit-prices-tumble-to-a-record-low_49371.html
January 17, 2013
Renewable oils firm Solazyme and agribusiness giant Bunge say their tailored oils joint venture has received approval from the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) for R245,699,000 ($120...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/climate_change/Solazyme-and-Bunge-renewable-oils-jv-secures-$120-million-in-financing_49042.html
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