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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/environment/Carbon-emissions-EU-needs-to-look-at-broader-picture-says-IEA-Greenpeace-calls-for-tougher-targets_52776.html
June 11, 2013
More perfluorinated substances should be included on Norway's priority list of substances that pose a serious threat to human health and the environment, the Norwegian Climate and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Norways-environment-agency-aims-to-include-perfluorinated-substances-on-hazardous-chemical-list_52748.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/environment/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/environment/US-China-agree-to-cooperate-on-HFC-phasedown_52716.html
June 6, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-tributyltin-compounds-and-PHMB_52616.html
June 6, 2013
The European Union is to remove an exemption to its batteries directive that has allowed the use of mercury and cadmium in certain battery applications. The legislation was introduced...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-to-complete-ban-on-cadmium-and-mercury-in-batteries_52600.html
June 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has identified what it says are several weaknesses in a study published by the UK Food and Environment Research Agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EFSA-EU-neonicotinoid-conclusions-not-affected-by-UK-study-on-bumble-bees_52571.html
June 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched a public consultation on draft guidance on how to carry out environmental risk assessments of plant protection...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EFSA-consults-on-risk-assessment-for-greenhouse-crops_52570.html
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
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