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October 24, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed by European leaders is “highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/VCI-Highly-ambitious-climate-targets-will-result-in-weaker-growth-reduced-competitiveness_64783.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
October 15, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the reduction in the reallocation charge as part of the country’s renewable energy law (EEG) is at best a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/VCI-Minimal-reduction-in-renewable-energy-reallocation-is-a-drop-in-the-bucket_64518.html
September 16, 2014
EPA today announced new actions and recognized private-sector commitments aimed at curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases (GHGs) used in refrigeration and air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EPA-and-industry-step-up-efforts-to-reduce-HFCs_63859.html
August 28, 2014
ACC and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/ACC-Green-Building-Council-join-forces-to-advance-LEED_63461.html
June 23, 2014
The Supreme Court today upheld EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases (GHG) from “sources that would need permits based on their emission of conventional...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Supreme-Court-upholds-EPA-regulation-of-greenhouse-gases_61982.html
June 5, 2014
The European Union plans to announce its contribution to more ambitious climate action to 2020 during a UN conference on climate change, taking place 4–15 June at Bonn, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/More-ambitious-climate-change-goals-to-be-set-at-UN-conference_61588.html
June 2, 2014
EPA has introduced aggressive plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in a move industry says could lead to higher energy prices and hurt the country’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EPA-proposes-30-percent-cut-in-power-plant-emissions_61480.html
May 27, 2014
The European Commission has published formal notification today that companies wishing to market hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the European Union in 2015 must register and submit an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Commission-asks-companies-to-apply-for-HFC-quotas-by-1-July_61315.html
May 16, 2014
The European Commission says that emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-emissions-trading-lower-emissions-in-2013-but-still-a-surplus-of-allowances_61106.html
May 4, 2014
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks; and the minister for research and education, Johanna Wanka, see a fundamental overhaul of energy production as a central element in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Germanys-energy-transition-is-key-for-climate-protection_60632.html
April 29, 2014
Germany’s minister for the environment, Barbara Hendricks, has given the starting shot for the other federal ministries and federal states for the action program Climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Germany-sets-fundamentals-for-Climate-Protection-2020_60656.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission says that it has requested Germany to fully transpose the requirements of the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) into national law. EU ETS is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Commission-asks-Germany-to-fully-implement-EU-emissions-trading-system_60463.html
April 22, 2014
The European Commission has decided to refer Poland to the European Union's Court of Justice for failing to notify the commission about what penalties have been put in place in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Commission-refers-Poland-to-court-for-failure-to-comply-with-laws-on-F-gases_60459.html
March 20, 2014
The number of carbon dioxide emission permits to be auctioned within the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) will be reduced by 400 million during 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EU-ETS-Repairs-underway_59690.html
March 17, 2014
The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Commission-welcomes-European-Parliaments-vote-on-F-gases_59617.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.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/regulatory/climatechange/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.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/regulatory/climatechange/European-Council-will-not-oppose-backloading-of-greenhouse-gas-allowances_59042.html
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