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June 5, 2013
Hans Bruyninckx has taken office as executive director at the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen).  "Environment issues are increasingly complex, interconnected...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Environment-Agency-has-new-executive-director_52569.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/environment/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/environment/Evonik-to-install-wind-turbine-at-Antwerp-site_52309.html
May 24, 2013
The European Commission has adopted a restriction on the use of 3 neonicotinoids that have been associated in recent years with a decline in the number and health of honeybees. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-wide-restriction-on-use-of-neonicotinoids-to-be-in-force-from-1-December_52289.html
May 21, 2013
The European Union will review fracking and the environmental concerns over fracking's technique this year, EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger says in an interview with...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-to-review-fracking-this-year_52193.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/environment/Report-European-Union-plans-to-reduce-energy-prices-for-industry_52190.html
May 17, 2013
The European Commission has launched a call for proposals, offering €31.5 million ($40.4 million) for the best 45 eco-innovation projects. Businesses across Europe have until...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-offers-&euro31-5-million-for-eco-innovation-projects_52140.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/environment/EU-emissions-trading-GHG-emissions-decline-in-2012-but-allowance-surplus-grows_52131.html
May 13, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) is leading a consortium sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bonn) to develop cobalt-based, dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Merck-KGaA-leads-international-consortium-to-develop-cobalt-based-dye-sensitized-solar-cells_51950.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
April 29, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states today, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-proceeds-with-plan-to-restrict-the-use-of-neonicotinoids_51559.html
April 29, 2013
VinylPlus, the European polyvinyl chloride (PVC) industry's sustainable development program, recorded 362,076 m.t. of PVC recycled last year, keeping it on track to meet the challenge...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/VinylPlus-on-track-to-meet-2020-PVC-recycling-targets_51551.html
April 25, 2013
Researchers from the University of Exeter,UK, have developed a method to produce biodiesel from E. coli bacteria, the university announced. The technology, which is still being...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-researchers-develop-technology-to-produce-biodiesel-using-bacteria_51438.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/environment/Demand-for-biodegradable-plastics-expected-to-grow-15-percentyear-through-2017-according-to-IHS-Chemical-report_51336.html
April 19, 2013
TMO Renewables (Guildford, UK) and sugar producer Usina Santa Maria (Medeiros Neto, Brazil) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form a joint venture to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-Brazil-JV-to-produce-bioethanol-from-bagasse_51305.html
April 19, 2013
Air Liquide has signed an agreement with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA; Paris), to develop a second-generation biofuel production unit in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Air-Liquide-signs-contract-to-develop-second-generation-biofuel-plant-in-France_51304.html
April 17, 2013
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has urged the Office of Budget Management (OMB) to exercise its oversight role to ensure that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) applies the peer-review process for its Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) report on phthalates following its de novo scientific review....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-calls-for-peer-review-of-pending-phthalates-study_51261.html
April 10, 2013
Biobased plastics production requires only 0.006% of the 5-billion hectare global agricultural area, according to data recently published by industry body European Bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-association-Biobased-plastics-land-use-does-not-pose-threat-to-food-crops_51042.html
March 1, 2013
The Chinese government has issued a list of chemicals and industries for which chemical pollution prevention and control efforts will be prioritized by 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/China-blacklists-58-chemicals-on-environmental-grounds_50143.html
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