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Energy Issues Raise Concerns

European Sector Faces ‘Significant’ Cost Increase

6:56 AM MDT | April 28, 2008 | Alex Scott in Lyon, France

Energy issues were among the key topics raised by executives at the European chlor-alkali industry group Euro Chlor’s Seventh International Chlorine Technology Conference and Exhibition, held April 15-17 at Lyon, France. The European industry is grappling with higher energy costs, while it also faces a proposed tougher version of the EU’s emissions trading scheme (ETS). Hydrogen option: Akzo Nobel tests Nedstack’s fuel cell unit at Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The proposed ETS, which is slated to begin in 2013, would hit the sector in the form of...

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