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October 24, 2008
The Japanese government has approved a previously announced carbon-trading trial market in the country, which allows companies to set their own emission reduction targets, say reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Japan-Approves-Carbon-Trading-Trial-Scheme_14952.html
October 23, 2008
The window of opportunity for the cost effective introduction of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology is closing, according to Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage: A Key Carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Window-of-Opportunity-is-Closing-for-Carbon-Capture_14934.html
October 17, 2008
A group of leaders of U.K.-based chemical companies and Steve Elliott, CEO, of industry group the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) have called on the British government to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Chemical-Firms-Balk-at-U-Ks-Pledge-to-Cut-Emissions-80-percent-by-2050_14801.html
October 16, 2008
The governments of Italy and Poland, and of six eastern European countries, attending a summit meeting in Brussels today, called on the European Union (EU) to delay its far-reaching...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Financial-Meltdown-Threatens-EU-Climate-Change-Action_14781.html
October 15, 2008
Solvay says it has set 25 new environmental targets as part of a long term program to be more sustainable. The new targets include a 20% reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Solvay-Steps-Up-Sustainabilty-Program-to-Strengthen-Competiveness_14762.html
October 9, 2008
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have released a long-awaited draft of legislation that would establish a U.S. cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/House-Leaders-Release-Draft-Climate-Legislation_14682.html
September 24, 2008
Chemists at Newcastle University (Newcastle, U.K.) say they are progressing “extremely well” and may now be about four years from commercializing an energy-efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Chemical-Alternative-to-Carbon-Capture-and-Storage-Emerges-from-U-K-Lab_14399.html
September 11, 2008
A survey commissioned by the European Union (EU) published today has found that 76% of citizens in the region think that not enough is being done by corporations and industry to combat...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/SURVEY-76-percent-of-Europeans-Say-Industry-Not-Doing-Enough-to-Tackle-Climate-Change_14138.html
August 8, 2008
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations have disclosed that by year-end they plan to connect their respective systems for registering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions credits. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/EU-and-UN-to-Combine-Carbon-Credit-Registration_13514.html
July 31, 2008
  The Norwegian government has decided to press ahead with a major testing program for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The program will feature significant but undisclosed state...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Norway-Initiates-Carbon-Capture-Testing-Program_13347.html
July 10, 2008
Michael, J. Prather, professor of the Earth System Science Department at the University of California (Irvine, CA) and Juno Hsu, a research colleague from the same university...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/NF3-The-Greenhouse-Gas-Missing-from-Kyoto-Update-adds-company-comments_12851.html
July 9, 2008
Leaders of the G8 countries meeting in Toyako, Japan today have pledged to halve CO2 emissions by 2050. The agreement, which includes the U.S., would appear to be a step toward a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/G8-Agree-to-Cut-CO2-Emissions-50-percent-by-2050_12879.html
June 26, 2008
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased 0.3% or 14 million m.t. of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) between 2005 and 2006 to 5.1 billion m.t. of CO2e...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Chemical-Industry-Underpins-EU-Emission-Cuts_12682.html
June 26, 2008
Hong Kong has set up a legal framework to enable certain projects, such as power plants, to buy and sell carbon credits. Critics say projects already in planning would fail to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Hong-Kong-Facilitates-Carbon-Trading_12684.html
June 13, 2008
Enzymes technology group Novozymes says it has agreed an energy supply deal that will make the company CO2-neutral for electricity in Denmark by 2012. The company will source much of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Novozymes-Pledges-to-Be-Carbon-neutral-in-Denmark-by-2012_12431.html
June 13, 2008
Equate Petrochemical (Kuwait) says this week it has signed a deal to provide CO2 off-gas from its manufacturing facilities to business conglomerate Alnafisi International (Kuwait). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Equate-Signs-Off-gas-Supply-Deal_12430.html
June 6, 2008
Proponents of the Climate Security Act of 2008 sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) and John Warner (R., VA) failed to garner enough votes to shut down debate on the bill...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Climate-Bill-Dies-in-U-S-Senate_12343.html
June 5, 2008
Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets set out by a climate change bill introduced by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I., CT) and John Warner (R., VA) will require a significant increase in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Climate-Change-Legislation-Could-Mean-Big-Costs-for-Petchem-Industry_12023.html
May 13, 2008
Senator John McCain (R., AZ) say he supports a cap-and-trade program for U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), an announcement makes some form of U.S. GHG cap likely no matter who wins the U.S. presidential election, sources say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/McCain-Endorses-Caps-for-U-S-Greenhouse-Gas-Emissions_11896.html
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