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January 24, 2014
The fraction of renewable energy in the global energy mix could be increased to 30% or more by 2030, double the level today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Fraction-of-renewable-energy-could-be-doubled_58301.html
January 24, 2014
Cefic has criticized the European Commission's recently published proposals on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and renewable energy. The commission has called for a reduction of 40% in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cefic-criticizes-European-energy-and-climate-proposals_58297.html
January 23, 2014
The state council of the Swiss canton of Valais and Lonza today announced the establishment of a coordinating committee to address the problem of mercury pollution between Visp and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lonza-and-Swiss-authorities-agree-to-address-mercury-pollution_58204.html
January 22, 2014
Reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), along with trade-related issues, are the top regulatory concerns at Informex this year, attendees and exhibitors say. Socma's number...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Informex-2014-TSCA-trade-top-Socmas-regulatory-agenda_58196.html
January 15, 2014
The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for a ban, by 2020, on the most hazardous plastics and certain plastic bags, the parliament announced today following the vote...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Parliament-calls-for-stricter-rules-on-plastic-waste-enforcement-of-policies_57954.html
January 14, 2014
A chemical spill at Elk River, WV last week cut off clean drinking water to over 300,000 people in nine West Virginia counties. State officials imposed water-use restrictions on 9...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/West-Virginia-chemical-spill-leaves-300000-without-drinking-water-updated_57929.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
January 8, 2014
A judge in California has increased the fine to be paid by Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and ConAgra in a lead paint case, from $1.1 billion to $1.15 billion. The decision, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Judge-raises-fine-in-Sherwin-Williams-lead-paint-case_57801.html
December 18, 2013
European small- and medium-size enterprises (SME) are becoming more resource-efficient and making a substantial contribution to the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Eurobarometer-survey-European-SMEs-becoming-greener_57469.html
December 18, 2013
Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries and ConAgra foods were found liable to pay $1.1 billion to replace or mitigate lead paint in thousands of homes in California in a court ruling...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Sherwin-Williams-NL-Industries-ordered-to-pay-$1-1-billion-in-lead-paint-case_57489.html
December 18, 2013
The European Council, through the permanent representatives committee, has agreed with the European parliament on a draft regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases), to apply...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Europe-introduces-regulation-to-restrict-fluorinated-greenhouse-gases_57483.html
December 18, 2013
The European Commission has released a set of measures aimed at addressing air quality in Europe, the culmination of a major review of air policy started in 2011. The package adopted...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Europe-releases-new-clean-air-package_57476.html
December 13, 2013
EU energy ministers, meeting in Brussels, have failed to agree to a compromise on a European Commission proposal to restrict the use of first-generation biofuels, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-energy-ministers-fail-to-agree-on-limit-to-use-of-first-generation-biofuels_57391.html
December 10, 2013
Monsanto and Novozymes announced today that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance to jointly develop agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops, fruits, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Monsanto-Novozymes-form-ag-biologicals-alliance_57243.html
November 21, 2013
University of Leicester (Leicester, UK) students have cloned the DNA sequences responsible for degrading toluene, the university announced. The cloning of these sequences could help...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/UK-university-students-clone-bacteria-that-degrades-toluene_56844.html
November 20, 2013
Biochemical company Global Bioenergies (Evry, France) announced today that it will construct its second biobased isobutene pilot plant at the Fraunhofer Center for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Global-Bioenergies-receives-grant-for-second-biobased-isobutene-pilot-plant_56827.html
November 20, 2013
Approximately 70 people in the Carson, CA area were sickened by a leak at a nearby sulfuric acid regeneration plant operated by Solvay, according to Reuters (New York)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Sulfuric-acid-leak-sickens-70-in-California_56802.html
November 19, 2013
Cabot announced today that it will pay a civil fine and add emission control technology to three of its US carbon black manufacturing sites as part of an agreement with EPA over...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cabot-to-invest-$85-million-in-emission-control-technology_56790.html
November 15, 2013
The European Council says it has approved an amendment to a directive on batteries and accumulators in order to reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Council-approves-amendment-on-Cd-Hg-in-batteries_56722.html
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