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The Chemical Industry and Carbon Intensity

9:29 AM MDT | June 12, 2009 | Vincent Valk

Among the many interesting bits in a recent report by Trucost and the IRRC Institute about carbon risk for S&P 500 companies was some data on the carbon intensity of chemical companies. Unsurprisingly, considering the kind of manufacturing chemical makers engage in, the industry is quite carbon-intensive. The thirteen chemical companies in the S&P 500 have the seventh-highest total emissions, but are third in carbon intensity, after only the utilities and basic resources sectors. The report divided the S&P 500 into quintiles based on carbon intensity...

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