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October 25, 2010
The European Union (EU) says it is “ahead of schedule” with its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2012. The European Commission, in its annual emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EU-GHG-Emission-Cuts-Are-Ahead-of-Schedule_30421.html
October 13, 2010
The European Union (EU) says it is “ahead of schedule” with its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2012.   The European Commission, in its annual...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EU-Deepens-CO2-Emissions-Cuts_30159.html
October 12, 2010
Air Liquide says it will develop the world’s first full scale oxy-combustion power plant incorporating permanent CO2 capture and storage (CCS) as part of a grant from U.S. Department...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Air-Liquide-Receives-DOE-Funds-to-Develop-Carbon-Capture-Project_30137.html
October 4, 2010
The technology offers cost and energy advantages over liquid-solvent-based technologies, ADA says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/DOE-Funds-ADA-ES-Clean-Coal-Technology_29946.html
September 27, 2010
China’s twelfth five year plan, starting in 2011, will prioritize steps toward a low-carbon economy and energy efficiency which will focus on carefully reducing the carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Chinas-Five-Year-Plan-Features-Low-Carbon-Approach_29822.html
September 27, 2010
The number of chemicals and related firms reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets declined from 2008 to 2009, according to data released last week by the Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Report-Shows-Fewer-Companies-Setting-GHG-Reduction-Targets_29823.html
September 27, 2010
Despite some high-profile state-level opposition to U.S. EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, the vast majority of states say they expect to be able to finalize GHG-related...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/U-S-Officials-On-Track-to-Meet-State-GHG-Permit-Requirements_29825.html
September 27, 2010
A report by investment bank HSBC estimates that the global low carbon energy market will reach $2.2 trillion by 2020, even in the absence of a U.S. policy for pricing carbon emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/HSBC-Low-Carbon-Market-to-Reach-$2-2-Trillion-by-2020_29826.html
September 15, 2010
Senate lawmakers will not take up an industry-backed amendment aimed at delaying funding for U.S. EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, suspending what many...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Senate-Drops-Plans-to-Take-Up-Industry-Backed-Climate-Amendment_29501.html
September 13, 2010
BASF said recently that pilot tests show is has made a major breakthrough in a carbon capture technology that it is developing with Linde and power company RWE. The new technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/BASF-Pilot-Project-Achieves-Major-Carbon-Capture-Breakthrough_29447.html
September 13, 2010
Projects by Air Products and Praxair are among 22 carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE; Washington) as part of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/DOE-Allocates-Carbon-Capture-Funds-to-Air-Products-Praxair_29448.html
August 17, 2010
Marubeni Corporation and Cargill have signed a general collaboration agreement to promote green house gas (GHG) emission reduction projects. The projects include reducing emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Marubeni-and-Cargill-Link-in-GHG-Emission-Reduction-Projects_28827.html
August 16, 2010
The lack of a comprehensive federal climate policy, including a carbon price, is the key obstacle to full-scale development to full-scale deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Carbon-Price-Needed-to-Spur-CCS-Development_28813.html
August 2, 2010
EPA has rejected petitions from business groups and others which had sought to have EPA reconsider its 2009 finding that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions endanger public health and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EPA-Rejects-Petitions-to-Overturn-Climate-Finding_28490.html
August 2, 2010
General Motors says it will introduce a new greenhouse gas-friendly air-conditioning refrigerant in 2013 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac models in the U.S. The refrigerant breaks...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/U-S-Automaker-Markets-Novel-Refrigerant_28495.html
August 2, 2010
The Energy-Intensive Users Group (EIUG; London) and Trade Union Congress (TUC; London) have published a report predicting that by 2020 total energy bills for energy intensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/U-K-Industry-Tallies-Cost-of-Climate-Policies_28497.html
July 28, 2010
Christiana Figueres, newly installed as the secretary general for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has called on governments to pull together and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/UN-Calls-for-Multilateral-Action-Ahead-of-Bonn-Climate-Talks-video_28376.html
July 20, 2010
Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris) has welcomed the call in recent days by ministers in France...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/OECD-Adds-to-Case-for-30-percent-Carbon-Emissions-Cut-by-EU-Dismisses-Industry-Concerns_28164.html
July 19, 2010
The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) says the application of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies has the greatest potential to help the U.S. reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but commercial-scale application of CCS is 10 to 15 years away. Lawmakers asked GAO to review the availability of CCS because of its major role in the U.S. debate over climate change policy and legislation....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/GAO-Details-Costs-and-Benefits-of-CCS-in-U-S-Climate-Policy_28147.html
July 19, 2010

Ministers from France, Germany and the U.K. have called on the European Union to raise its post-2013 emission reduction target to 30%, up from the current goal of 20% by 2020. The proposed change to the EU’s Emission Trading System (ETS) has prompted concern among chemical industry representatives who say an increased threshold could encourage companies to shift production to regions where regulations are less stringent.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Ministers-Seek-Stricter-Goals-for-Emissions-Trading_28142.html
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