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November 28, 2014
The European Union says that it expects the United Nations conference on climate change, being held in Lima, Peru, in December, to set the stage for a new, legally binding, global...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lima-talks-crucial-to-2015-climate-agreement_65730.html
November 26, 2014
Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion ($73 billion), and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EEA-Industrial-air-pollution-in-Europe-costs-society-at-least-$73-billion_65697.html
November 24, 2014
The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-agrees-on-new-rules-to-reduce-consumption-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_65641.html
November 18, 2014
Eight19 (Cambridge, UK) , a developer of low-cost organic photovoltaics (OPV) technology capable of delivering flexible and light-weight solar panels in high volume, has announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Developer-of-organic-photovoltaics-receives-more-funds-to-commericalize-its-process_65502.html
November 14, 2014
The council for sustainable development (RNE; Berlin) and Chemie3 (chemistry to the power three), the sustainability initiative of Germany’s chemical industry, invited...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germanys-chemical-industry-Sustainability-only-possible-if-we-work-together_65442.html
November 14, 2014
The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), part of Cefic, says it encourages parties to the Montreal Protocol to reach an agreement for a global cap and a reduction in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-HFC-producers-support-action-for-a-cap-and-reduction_65433.html
October 28, 2014
The European Commission, supported by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has today released its annual progress report. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Climate-energy-progress-report-Europe-on-track-for-2020-targets-but-"bigger-push-needed-for-2030"_64849.html
October 27, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) is calling on European member states not to follow the plans of the European Commission for new and tougher rules within...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/VCI-Europe-should-implement-existing-waste-legislation-rather-than-develop-new-tougher-rules_64808.html
October 27, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) today opened its meeting in Copenhagen to finalize its synthesis report, which will provide policymakers with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/IPCC-starts-meeting-to-finalize-its-synthesis-report-a-roadmap-for-policymakers-on-climate-change_64814.html
October 24, 2014
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-leaders-set-ambitious-climate-energy-targets-for-2030_64780.html
October 22, 2014
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-consults-the-public-on-criteria-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_64670.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
October 17, 2014
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC; Brussels) has produced a state-of-the-art review of test methods and computational approaches as alternatives to animal...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-Alternative-methods-to-avoid-testing-chemicals-on-animals_64574.html
October 17, 2014
Increasing energy efficiency is a requirement to protect the climate but offers the German economy many opportunities, Barbara Hendricks, Germany’s environment minister, said...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germanys-environment-minister-Economy-plays-a-central-role-in-climate-protection_64573.html
October 15, 2014
The United Kingdom competent authority says that it will submit a restriction proposal to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) in January 2015 to restrict...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-the-persistence-and-bioaccumulation-of-two-siloxanes_64522.html
October 10, 2014
The use of fluorinated gases (F-gases) in the European Union has fallen for the third consecutive year, according to a report, Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013, published by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Fluorinated-gas-usage-in-the-European-Union-declines-for-third-consecutive-year-EEA-report_64451.html
October 8, 2014
The biocidal products committee (BPC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted opinions on four active substances: glutaraldehyde; clothianidin...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHAs-biocidal-products-committee-adopts-ten-opinions_64335.html
September 29, 2014
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Akron, OH) announced today that it has found silica derived from rice husk ash to have equal performance to traditional sources in reducing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Goodyear-looking-to-source-silica-from-rice-husk-ash_64123.html
September 29, 2014
The federal state of Hessen, Germany, has agreed with potash producer K+S on a four-step plan to permanently dispose of saline wastewater in the Werra potash district in Germany. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/K+S-to-invest-&euro400-million-to-remedy-environmental-pollution-at-potash-operations-in-Germany_64102.html
September 16, 2014
EPA today announced new actions and recognized private-sector commitments aimed at curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases (GHGs) used in refrigeration and air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-and-industry-step-up-efforts-to-reduce-HFCs_63859.html
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