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March 26, 2015
The presidency of the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, currently held by Latvia, has a mandate to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Council-ready-to-negotiate-with-parliament-over-market-stability-reserve_68934.html
March 17, 2015
Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/IEA-Energy-related-carbon-dioxide-emissions-stalled-in-2014_68631.html
March 17, 2015
About 55% of food samples evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) show no detectable traces of pesticide residues, the authority says. Of the samples that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EFSA-report-More-than-half-of-food-samples-in-EU-are-free-of-pesticide-residues_68630.html
March 10, 2015
US Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM) today introduced the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, major bipartisan legislation aimed at updating...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-welcomes-latest-bipartisan-TSCA-reform-bill_68423.html
March 5, 2015
The European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has just published The European Environment—State and Outlook 2015; synthesis report, which synthesizes the information...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EEA-environment-report-2015-some-success-and-benefits-but-"huge-challenges"-remain_68343.html
March 4, 2015
US EPA has approved several new refrigerant substances in coordination with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the agency says. The new refrigerants have lower global warming...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-approves-several-new-refrigerants_68305.html
March 3, 2015
Biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) announced today that it has entered into a global, exclusive commercial and technology alliance with Honeywell to offer new marine...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Honeywell-taps-Metabolix-for-a-biodegradable-alternative-to-personal-care-microbeads_68287.html
March 2, 2015
ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) and the US FDA regarding the safety of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-highlights-recent-conclusions-on-BPA-FDA-and-EFSA-assessments-clearly-state-that-BPA-is-safe_68186.html
February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 13, 2015
Industry is praising A new Senate bill, S.460, aimed at amending the Safe Drinking Water Act to better protect America’s drinking water from cyanotoxins. ACC says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-welcomes-clean-water-bill_67779.html
February 4, 2015
Regulatory issues, most prominently reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and trade barriers, have been key topics of discussion at Informex 2015, held this week in New...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Informex-2015-Regulatory-hurdles-persist-as-industry-expects-growth_67510.html
February 4, 2015
Associated British Foods (ABF; London) said on Tuesday that it would write down its investment in the UK bioethanol joint venture Vivergo Fuels, and will book an exceptional...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ABF-writes-down-UK-bioethanol-venture-Vivergo-Fuels_67487.html
January 29, 2015
Groups are advocating, and governments are considering, changes to recycling policy to increase recycling rates in the US, according to a panel discussion on packaging held yesterday...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2015-Groups-governments-consider-changes-to-recycling-policies_67340.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 29, 2015
Executives at international cleaning products associations say that harmonizing regulatory and sustainability standards across different countries will be a key focus in 2015. Association executives also pointed to initiatives in individual countries or regions, such as Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) in Europe or education about proper use of cleaning products in Brazil. The executives spoke Tuesday at the global issues briefing at ACI’s annual conference in Orlando, FL....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2015-Standards-harmonization-key-to-international-agenda_67287.html
January 28, 2015
China is expected to finalize and release the key design aspects of its much-awaited national carbon trading market during the course of 2015, with possible implementation as early as...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/IHS-Energy-China-releases-basic-framework-for-national-carbon-trading_67273.html
January 28, 2015
Approval of Cuadrilla Resources' (Lichfield, UK) planning applications for shale gas exploration at Preston New Road and Roseacre Wood in the county of Lancashire, UK has been deferred...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Approval-of-Cuadrilla-fracking-planning-applications-deferred-UK-parliament-rejects-fracking-moratorium_67276.html
January 22, 2015
Teesside Collective, a cluster of energy-intensive industries, has laid out a carbon capture and storage (CCS) vision for the Tees Valley region of the United Kingdom. Four firms with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Energy-intensive-industries-launch-carbon-capture-storage-initiative-in-the-UK_67048.html
January 7, 2015
Ministers from 14 European Union member states have made a joint statement in which the European Union is called upon to introduce an “ambitious market stability reserve...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Support-grows-for-prompt-reform-of-EU-ETS_66535.html
December 31, 2014
Germany’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are expected to have fallen in 2014 for the first time in several years. “We don’t yet have the final figures, but I am...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Germanys-GHG-emissions-anticipated-to-have-fallen-about-3-percent-in-2014_66499.html
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