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May 19, 2011
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says the U.K. government’s announcement to cut carbon emissions in the country 50% by 2025 from a baseline year of 1990 would...
May 9, 2011
The European Commission has adopted a draft decision on how free-of-charge emission allowances should be allocated from 2013 to industrial installations covered by the European Union's (EU) Emissions Trading System (ETS). Most ETS emission allowances will be bought at auction starting in 2013, but a proportion of free allowances will continue to be given to industry until 2020 to reduce costs for installations in sectors deemed to be exposed to significant competition from outside the EU. These include a number of chemical industry sectors. The commission's decision sets out the rules, including the benchmarks of greenhouse gas emissions performance, to be used by EU member states when calculating the number of allowances to be allocated for free annually in the exposed sectors....
April 19, 2011
Supreme Court justices heard arguments today in a lawsuit filed by six states seeking to compel some utilities to limit their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the grounds they...
April 13, 2011
U.S. lawmakers have voted on a series of measures intended to limit EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The House, as expected, passed a bill that would limit...
March 28, 2011
The U.S. Senate plans this week to take up legislative amendments aiming to restrict EPA's ability to use its existing Clean Air Act authority to restrict greenhouse gas...
March 25, 2011
Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
March 16, 2011
The House Energy & Commerce Committee voted 34-19 to restrict EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using existing Clean Air Act authority. The Energy Tax...
March 14, 2011
A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel has passed a bill that would prevent EPA from regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using its existing Clean Air Act authority. The bill, introduced by Representative Fred Upton (R., MI), would change a legal precedent set in 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator James Inhofe (R., OK) has introduced a similar bill in the Senate. The bills are an attempt by House and Senate Republicans to provide a remedy for one of industry’s biggest regulatory concerns this year—that permit and other requirements stemming from EPA’s GHG regulations will create legal uncertainties, stymie growth, and discourage investment in the U.S....
March 14, 2011
U.S. EPA says it is extending for several months the deadline for industrial and other facilities to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The previous deadline was March 31. EPA did...
March 14, 2011
Industry aims to preempt a move by the EU to formally adopt a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020, compared with the current target to reduce GHGs 20% by 2020. The commission concludes that reducing the bloc’s carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 would be more cost effective policy in the long term. Cefic says an increased target would be counterproductive because it creates uncertainties in an already unstable, post-crisis business environment.

February 28, 2011
Dow Chemical says it will invest $100 million in projects that will reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. The capital investment will be awarded to Dow business units and...
February 28, 2011
The European Commission has outlined a series of actions to strengthen the integrity of the European carbon market following a series of cyber thefts from several European Union (EU)...
February 28, 2011
Codexis says it will announce today “significant progress” toward developing economical and commercial scale technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired...
February 28, 2011
House lawmakers passed a budget bill that includes amendments blocking EPA from regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and restricting the agency’s authority for mandating...
February 22, 2011
House lawmakers passed a budget bill that includes amendments blocking EPA from regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and restricting the agency’s ability to enforce its...
February 14, 2011
The European Commission has authorized the resumption of spot emissions trading from today in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Slovakia, and the U.K. after those countries' national...
February 9, 2011
Cefic has welcomed the European Council’s assertion at a recent summit meeting that the council will take a longer term and linked up perspective when it comes to policies...
February 4, 2011
A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there...
January 28, 2011
European Union (EU) member states have voted to ban from the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) carbon credits gained by destroying the greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23)...
January 28, 2011
In an unprecedented move, the European Commission has suspended all spot trading for the European Union’s (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following a series of major cyber-theft...
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