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June 20, 2011The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday upheld a petition by industry which sought to reverse a lower court ruling allowing states to litigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission policies on the grounds cross-border GHGs create a public nuisance. The 8-0 decision by the justices was a victory for industry groups and was widely expected after justices expressed skepticism about the states’ position during oral arguments last April. Industry representatives welcomed the high court’s decision as “logical and just” saying it should “send a signal to those attempting to used arcane legal rules to advance their political agendas.” Environmental groups say the decision underscores EPA’s responsibility to regulate GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act....
June 2, 2011Dow Corning says it has opened a solar solutions application center at Jincheon, Korea. The facility is Dow Corning’s second site with an industrial-scale pilot line for module...
June 9, 2011As reported by CW this week from Süd-Chemie’s ‘Defining the Future’ technology symposium in Beijing, Chinese chemical companies are developing a huge pipeline of...
May 23, 2011The U.K. government has launched a public consultation exercise with businesses to determine whether it should make it mandatory for businesses to report their greenhouse gas (GHG)...
May 19, 2011The 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 31, 2011Solvay has developed a process for capturing and using methane from its soda ash operations in Green River, Wyoming that is set to slash its emissions of carbon dioxide-equivalent...
May 13, 2011Air Products has disclosed that in the past few days it has brought on stream a proprietary carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, purification and compression system at energy firm...
April 19, 2011Supreme 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 14, 2011A group of government ministers from countries around the world including Germany, Japan, U.K. and the U.S. have agreed to adopt only a limited number of the potential options to...
April 7, 2011Aluminum manufacturer Alcoa says it has begun collaborating with enzymes developer Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and CO2 Solutions (Quebec, Canada), a carbon capture technology company...