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November 23, 2009
Representatives of 198 countries meeting recently in Port Ghalib, Egypt were unable to agree on the phasing out of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs in some circles are known as “super” greenhouse gases (GHG) because they have a global warming impact that is far greater than that of CO2. Increased use of HFCs in developing countries could counter the effects of current international efforts to curb CO2 emissions by 2050, some experts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/International-HFC-Phase-Out-Negotiations-Falter_22923.html
November 9, 2009
Arizona Chemical, a maker of pine-based chemicals, says a proposed bill meant to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by encouraging companies to burn renewable biomass fuels would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/U-S-Climate-Bill-Has-Unintended-Consequences-for-Pine-based-Chemicals_22647.html
October 26, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says it has formed a new agency within the DOE endowed with $400 million in American Recovery and Investment Act funds to advance “bold...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Chemical-Firms-Win-DOE-Research-Grants_22319.html
October 23, 2009
The Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF; New Delhi) says an agreement has been signed between China and India for cooperation on addressing climate change. The two...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/India-and-China-Sign-Agreement-to-Address-Climate-Change_22287.html
October 12, 2009
EPA has pushed through an impressive number of regulations and other initiatives in recent weeks, including a development that industry, officials and lawmakers say they would most like to avoid: regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using existing Clean Air Act authority....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EPA-Proposals-Tackle-GHG-Emissions-Pesticides-and-TSCA-Reform_22013.html
October 12, 2009
EPA’s proposed rule to mandate greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions from large stationary sources is another step toward what industry, officials and lawmakers say they would most like to avoid: the regulation of GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act. EPA’s rule comes as senators delayed for several weeks its deliberations on climate legislation to give EPA time to submit a cost estimate and analysis of the bill....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EPA-Moves-to-Regulate-Facility-GHGs-Using-Existing-Authority_22007.html
September 28, 2009
A recent ruling by the European judicial authorities has rejected a claim by the European Commission that sought to limit the amount of emissions allowances that member state governments can give to vital industries under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/European-Ruling-on-Allowance-Allocation-Exposes-Fissure-in-Emission-Trading-System_21702.html
September 28, 2009
A “confluence of events”—including heated debate in Congress over health care reform, the lackluster economy, and the complexity of a cap-and-trade bill—has made it increasingly unlikely that the U.S. will advance climate legislation this year, says ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Action-on-U-S-Climate-Bill-Unlikely-this-Year_21692.html
September 28, 2009
Chinese president Hu Jintao pledged at a United Nations (UN) climate summit, held yesterday in New York, that China would bolster its efforts to increase energy efficiency. However, Hu...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/China-Disappoints-with-Pledge-to-Cut-Carbon-Intensity-not-Total-Emissions_21589.html
September 22, 2009
EPA has issued the its final rule requiring firms to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including some industry-supported changes. The rule, which establishes the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EPA-Finalizes-GHG-Reporting-Rule-Adds-More-Flexibility_21581.html
September 22, 2009
The relocation of manufacturing plants from developed countries that cap and charge greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to countries that don’t charge for GHG emissions-a concept...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/No-Evidence-of-Carbon-Leakage-OECD-and-MIT-Say_21529.html
September 22, 2009
European Union (EU) member states have approved a draft proposal listing 164 industrial sectors and subsectors, including much of the chemicals industry, that it says could be exposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/EU-Votes-to-Exempt-77-percent-of-Industrial-Emissions-from-Cost-of-Trading-Scheme_21562.html
September 22, 2009
Environmental group WWF has called for stronger political backing of the industrial biotech sector so that its potential may be fully realised. WWF says that the broad adoption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Industrial-Biotech-Could-Save-2-5-Billion-m-t-year-of-CO2_21561.html
September 18, 2009
Exempting energy-intensive industries, including the chemicals sector, from paying for the cost of carbon emissions would increase the overall cost of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Exempting-Industry-from-Carbon-Pricing-Would-Increase-the-Cost-of-GHG-Emissions-Mitigation-by-50-percent_21446.html
September 17, 2009
Many U.S. chemical companies currently participate in carbon reporting initiatives, such as ACC's Responsible Care program and The Climate Registry, but the rules are about to undergo a fundamental shift. EPA will soon finalize its greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule, a first step towards GHG reduction mandates, and industry is preparing for a set of requirements far more complex than current reporting initiatives....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Current-Initiatives-Will-Not-Suffice-to-Comply-with-EPAs-GHG-Reporting-Rule_21346.html
September 17, 2009
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has shifted its advocacy on federal climate legislation to the state and local level, including paid television and Internet spots and the micro Web site www.asmarterfuture.com. The campaign has shifted into high gear as U.S. Senate lawmakers prepare to take up climate legislation that will have to be reconciled with the bill passed last June by the House. ACC is pursuing a similar local model for chemicals management advocacy....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Industrys-Climate-Advocacy-Goes-Local_21377.html
September 17, 2009
Danisco (Copenhagen), the foods ingredients group, says it has signed up to the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change. The Communiqué has been written by the Corporate...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Danisco-Is-the-Latest-to-Sign-up-to-Copenhagen-Communique-on-Climate-Change_21296.html
September 17, 2009
Many U.S. chemical companies currently participate in carbon reporting initiatives, such as ACC's Responsible Care program and The Climate Registry, but the rules are about to undergo a fundamental shift. EPA will soon finalize its greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting rule, a first step towards GHG reduction mandates, and industry is preparing for a set of requirements far more complex than current reporting initiatives....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Current-Initiatives-Will-Not-Suffice-to-Comply-with-EPAs-GHG-Reporting-Rule_21347.html
September 14, 2009
The European Union (EU) could provide up to 30% of the money required by developing nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to a sustainable level, according to a draft...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Climate-Change-EU-Poised-to-Set-Aside-Funds-for-Developing-Nations_21263.html
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