In the Balance?

Ord, David
April 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;4/21/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 16, p30
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the green initiative of German Chemical company BASF Corp. BASF has long made clear its impatience with conventional carbon footprinting methodology, and is particularly skeptical about both the theory and practice of carbon trading. BASF argues that it has already made a huge investment in making its processes as efficient as possible, and therefore has little further room to maneuver as European Union restrictions tighten.


Related Articles

  • Too blind to see. Doppelt, Bob // Ecologist;Mar2009, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p84 

    The author argues that human "systems blindness" has led to global warming. He says "sustainable thinking" is needed to address climate-change. He notes the tendencies of some companies to use the European Union carbon-trading programme for profit or to use offsets to allow for...

  • REACHing the deadline: pre-register now or pay later. Moore, Miles // European Rubber Journal;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 190 Issue 4, p20 

    The article examines the regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH) implemented by the European Union (EU) in an attempt to restrict exposure to toxic chemicals in EU member nations. The said regulation requires every manufacturer and importer of...

  • EU welcomes Australia into carbon scheme.  // TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Oct2012, Issue 856, p17 

    The article reports on the agreement between the European Union and Australia to link their carbon trade schemes to create the first inter-continental ties between markets in the trading of permits or allowances for greenhouse gas emissions.

  • CARBON OFFSETTING. Sullivan, Nicola // Employee Benefits;Jan2009, p50 

    The article focuses on the promotion of the carbon offsetting awareness to employees in Great Britain. In order to boost the corporate social responsibility of employers, companies can offer the carbon-offsetting scheme to provide opportunity to offset the carbon emissions of staff which can be...

  • EU passes new rules to halt ETS fraud.  // Utility Week;10/22/2010, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p6 

    This article reports on the implementation of regulations designed to tighten rules for carbon trading in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) of the European Union (EU).

  • The EU carbon market scam. Coehlo, Ricardo // Green Left Weekly;3/9/2011, Issue 871, p19 

    The article reports that the European Union (EU) opposes to the proposal of the U.S. to lessen carbon trading and offsetting as a form of compliance with mandated greenhouse gas emissions reductions, when the Kyoto Protocol was being negotiated in 1997.

  • Poland's emissions trading challenge rejected.  // TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Apr2013, Issue 862, p16 

    The article reports on the decision by the General Court of the European Union (EU) in Luxembourg to dismiss a challenge from Poland over the allotment of free carbon permits under the EU emission trading scheme (ETS).

  • European Union halts aviation emission fees. Geman, Ben // Hill;11/13/2012, Vol. 19 Issue 127, p12 

    The article deals with the decision of the European Union to suspend rules for a year that would force airlines, U.S. carriers, to pay for their carbon emissions as it waits for a global agreement on aviation emissions.

  • €270 billion.  // Green Futures;Apr2011, Issue 80, p10 

    The article reports that European Union (EU) needs 270 million euros a year to invest in low carbon solutions and to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics