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June 1, 2015
Six major oil and gas companies have called on governments and on the United Nations framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC) to introduce pricing systems for carbon, where they...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Oil-and-gas-majors-call-for-carbon-pricing_70871.html
June 1, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The text negotiated...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Parliament-committee-backs-ETS-reform_70870.html
May 18, 2015
Emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by about 4.5% in 2014, according to estimates...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Europes-GHG-emissions-fall-by-4-5-percent-in-2014_70460.html
May 6, 2015
The European Council, under the current Latvian presidency, and members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have agreed on a draft law to reform the European Union’s Emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EU-ETS-Market-stability-reserve-to-start-in-2019-VCI-warns-of-additional-cost-burden-for-chemical-industry_70125.html
April 28, 2015
The European Parliament today accepted a proposal on a directive relating to the biofuels and indirect land-use change (ILUC). The compromise text was proposed in March by the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Parliament-approves-proposal-on-biofuels-and-indirect-land-use-change_69878.html
March 26, 2015
The presidency of the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, currently held by Latvia, has a mandate to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Council-ready-to-negotiate-with-parliament-over-market-stability-reserve_68934.html
February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 24, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliamentary has voted in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), backing a draft law to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EU-environment-committee-votes-for-market-stability-reserve-to-take-effect-start-of-2019_68049.html
February 3, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has announced additional measures in the struggle against climate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Council-moves-further-against-climate-change_67233.html
January 22, 2015
The industry, research, and energy committee of the European Parliament today rejected an amendment to begin reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Parliament-industry-committee-fails-to-agree-on-reform-date-for-EU-ETS_67096.html
January 15, 2015
The Obama administration has announced a goal to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas sector by 40–45% by 2025, compared with the levels in 2012. Methane is a potent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Obama-administration-aims-to-cut-methane-emissions-from-oil-and-gas-sector-by-40-45-percent_66847.html
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Lima-climate-change-conference-mixed-response-from-politicians-industry-and-environmentalists_66177.html
December 8, 2014
A group of twelve members of the European Parliament (MEP) will attend the United Nations climate conference in Lima, Peru. The MEPs plan to meet Christiana Figueres, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Delegation-from-European-Parliament-to-attend-Lima-climate-summit_65965.html
November 28, 2014
The European Union says that it expects the United Nations conference on climate change, being held in Lima, Peru, in December, to set the stage for a new, legally binding, global...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Lima-talks-crucial-to-2015-climate-agreement_65730.html
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
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