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March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
February 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals on 45 substances. A total of 68 hazard endpoints for vertebrate testing have been requested, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-calls-for-testing-proposals-on-various-substances_59043.html
February 24, 2014
The European Council decided today not to oppose a proposal from the European Commission to delay the auctioning—backloading—of carbon dioxide emission permits in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Council-will-not-oppose-backloading-of-greenhouse-gas-allowances_59042.html
February 20, 2014
Cefic has called for competitive energy and an affordable climate policy, on the eve of a European Council meeting on competitiveness. Gas and electricity costs in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cefic-Europe-needs-competitive-energy-and-an-affordable-climate-policy_58945.html
February 12, 2014
Provincial authorities in Argentina have rejected an environmental-impact statement for Monsanto's  planned 1.5-billion peso ($192 million) corn seed production facility, a move...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Monsanto-seed-production-project-faces-new-delay_58773.html
February 12, 2014
The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is cooperating with the European Union to help Belarus destroy prohibited and unusable pesticides and reduce the risks...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Belarus-signs-agreement-to-destroy-stockpiles-of-obsolete-pesticides_58763.html
January 31, 2014
Managing TSCA reform as it makes its way through Congress and ensuring that fuel subsidies do not adversely impact oleochemical prices are key priorities for the cleaning chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2014-TSCA-reform-fuel-subsidies-key-priorities-for-soapers_58404.html
January 31, 2014
“Cautious optimism” was the phrase buzzing through the halls of the Grande Lakes Orlando this week at ACI's annual meeting and conference. Soapers and home care chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2014-Stability-slow-growth-ahead-for-soaps_58453.html
January 31, 2014
Senator David Vitter (R., LA) told attendees Friday at ACI’s 2014 Annual Meeting, currently being held in Orlando, FL, that he is hopeful that chemical management reform will clear Congress this year....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-2014-Senator-Vitter-optimistic-about-prospects-for-CSIA-passage-this-year_58467.html
January 29, 2014
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) announced today that it has launched a voluntary initiative to promote and demonstrate continual improvement in the cleaning products...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/American-Cleaning-Institute-launches-sustainability-charter_58396.html
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/WTO-members-start-initiative-to-reduce-tariffs-on-green-goods_58354.html
January 24, 2014
The European Commission is putting pressure on the German authorities to ensure that Germany enforces the commission's mobile air condition systems (MAC) directive, which requires that...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-presses-Germany-to-ensure-that-Daimler-vehicles-use-HFO-1234yf-refrigerant_58303.html
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
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