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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 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...
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...
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 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 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...
March 25, 2011Resource scarcity, renewable energy and energy efficiency, water, oceans, agriculture, and materials will be among the most important policy topics to be negotiated at next...
March 16, 2011The House Energy & Commerce Committee voted 34-19 to restrict EPA’s power to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using existing Clean Air Act authority. The Energy Tax...
March 14, 2011A House Energy and Commerce Committee panel has passed a bill that would prevent EPA from regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions using its existing Clean Air Act authority. The bill, introduced by Representative Fred Upton (R., MI), would change a legal precedent set in 2007 by the U.S. Supreme Court. Senator James Inhofe (R., OK) has introduced a similar bill in the Senate. The bills are an attempt by House and Senate Republicans to provide a remedy for one of industry’s biggest regulatory concerns this year—that permit and other requirements stemming from EPA’s GHG regulations will create legal uncertainties, stymie growth, and discourage investment in the U.S....
March 14, 2011
Industry aims to preempt a move by the EU to formally adopt a policy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% from 1990 levels by 2020, compared with the current target to reduce GHGs 20% by 2020. The commission concludes that reducing the bloc’s carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 would be more cost effective policy in the long term. Cefic says an increased target would be counterproductive because it creates uncertainties in an already unstable, post-crisis business environment.
March 1, 2011Codexis (Redwood City), an enzymes technology firm, yesterday said it is making “significant progress” in its development of a commercial-scale enzyme that can reduce the...
February 28, 2011Codexis says it will announce today “significant progress” toward developing economical and commercial scale technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired...
February 22, 2011House lawmakers passed a budget bill that includes amendments blocking EPA from regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and restricting the agency’s ability to enforce its...
February 18, 2011Bayer earlier today started-up a pilot plant at Leverkusen that uses CO2 as a raw material for making plastic. The plant produces a chemical precursor into which CO2 is incorporated...
February 15, 2011The Obama Administration has proposed its FY2012 budget, allocating $9 billion for EPA, down nearly 13% from 2010 levels, but increasing Department of Energy (DOE) clean energy...
February 15, 2011Investment opportunities in low carbon technology could hit $5 trillion by 2030, according to a study by financial services consulting group Mercer (New York). Although this...
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