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June 20, 2011
The 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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Supreme-Court-Upholds-Industrys-Petition-in-GHG-Public-Nuisance-Case_35625.html
June 2, 2011
Dow 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Dow-Corning-Opens-Solar-Center_35235.html
June 9, 2011
As 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Can-Chinas-Chemicals-from-Coal-Sector-Become-Environmentally-Sustainable_35156.html
May 23, 2011
The 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)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/U-K-Government-Considers-Mandatory-GHG-Reporting_34790.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/U-K-Chemical-Industry-Feels-Heat-of-50-percent-Carbon-Cuts-with-Ineos-update_34921.html
May 31, 2011
Solvay 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Soda-Ash-Solvay-Moves-Ahead-of-the-Pack-on-Environmental-Initiatives_34849.html
May 13, 2011
Air 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Carbon-Capture-Air-Products-Tests-Technology-in-German-Pilot-Facility_34854.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/High-Court-Hears-Public-Nuisance-GHG-Suit_34256.html
April 14, 2011
 A 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Government-Ministers-Yet-to-Commit-100-percent-to-Carbon-Capture_34083.html
April 7, 2011
Aluminum manufacturer Alcoa says it has begun collaborating with enzymes developer Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and CO2 Solutions (Quebec, Canada), a carbon capture technology company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sustainability/climatechange/Codexis-Codevelops-Carbon-Capture-Process-for-Aluminum-Manufacture_33999.html
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