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  • EU within reach of Kyoto targets

    The EU-15 can meet, and may even over-shoot, its 2012 Kyoto target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 8 % below 1990 levels if Member States implement now all additional policies being planned, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), released today in Copenhagen. The report, 'Greenhouse gas emission trends and projections in Europe 2007', presents an evaluation of ...

  • EU Council reach deal on energy unbundling

    Meeting in Luxembourg on 6 June, the EU energy ministers struck a deal on how to separate gas and electricity supply and production activities from network operations. This 'unbundling' was called for in the Energy Policy for Europe Action Plan endorsed by the 2007 Spring European Council. This is clearly in the interest of European consumers trying to cope with rising energy prices, as it helps ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • China, EU reach settlement on solar panels

    The Europe Union and Chinese solar panel exporters said Saturday that they had reached a settlement in their long trade dispute, with the exporters agreeing to sell their products at a minimum price in the EU market. The agreement ends one of the biggest-ever trade disputes between China and Europe - a row that threatened to escalate into a full-blown trade war involving European wines and to ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year. A package agreed by leaders at an ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU reaches 100 GW wind power milestone

    100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants.  It took the European wind energy sector some twenty years to get the first 10 GW grid connected. It only needed 13 years to add an additional 90 GW. Half of the total European wind power capacity has been installed ...


    By WindEurope

  • New EU states coping with REACh legislation

    Despite fears that new chemicals legislation might affect competitiveness among EU chemicals companies, new EU-funded research suggests that the majority of the industry will easily cope with the changes, including the EU's New Member States. The Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACh) legislation1 came into force in June 2007. Under REACh, manufacturers must register each ...

  • EP and Council of the EU Reach Agreement on Proposed Novel Food Regulation

    On November 11, 2015, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced that its Permanent Representatives Committee approved the proposed novel food regulation. On November ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EU - ECHA workshop on the use of REACH/CLP information at industrial sites

    At a workshop held in Helsinki on 16-17 April 2015 stakeholders discussed how information generated through the REACH and CLP processes can be used to promote the safe use of chemicals at industrial sites. The objectives are to explore how the data generated by REACH and CLP can support companies in complying with their obligations under other legislations, how that use of information can be ...

  • HDE, BHB and TechniData establish REACH standard for EU trading

    Industry solution for fulfilling all REACH obligations +++ Web platform to launch on June 1 with over ten trading groups +++ TechniData providing IT infrastructure and compliance services Markdorf, May 9, 2008. The Federal Association of German DIY Stores and Garden Centers (BHB) and the German Retail Federation (HDE) have reached an agreement with TechniData BCS, part of the TechniData Group, to ...


  • REACH outs chemical risk potential: Euronews story on EU chemicals policy

    The pan-European television news channel Euronews broadcast a special feature on the implementation of EU chemicals legislation REACH on 2 May. The Health and Environment Alliance was mentioned by name having contributed ideas and information, and worked closely with Euronews in the realisation of the feature. HEAL’s Policy Advisor Lisette Van Vliet appears at both the beginning and the end of ...

  • EU reaches agreement on Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law

    Within the EU Council and under the co-decision procedure with the European Parliament, the Slovenian Presidency has succeeded in reaching agreement at first reading on the Directive on the protection of the environment through criminal law. “The adoption of the Directive is a great success for the Slovenian Presidency, as well as for the Member States and the European Parliament. Consensus on ...

  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • U.S. vs. EU Chemical Regulation: Harmony and Conflict between TSCA and REACH

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Young Lawyers Division presented a fascinating webinar on June 23, 2015, on the key areas of alignment and non-alignment between the European Union's (EU) and the United States' approach to chemical management by exploring the EU's ...


    By Acta Group

  • Chris Huhne response to failure to reach agreement at EU Environment Council

    Following today’s EU Environment Council meeting in Luxembourg which discussed the European Commission’s recent 2050 Low Carbon Roadmap, the UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: "I'm deeply disappointed that the only country in the EU that could not accept a good compromise on how we can move Europe to a low carbon economy was Poland. "It's a dark day ...

  • Denmark’s Controversial Ban of Four Phthalates Ahead of EU REACH Schedule

    In June 2012, the Danish proposal to ban four phthalates in consumer products was turned down by the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA). Denmark has since decided to proceed with the national prohibition of the four phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP in consumer products. Denmark would like to implement this by fall 2012. In the Danish proposal, DEHP (bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate), BBP ...


    By SGS

  • Reach and GHS compliance

    Did you know that you may need to provide all substances and preparations imported into the EU with a REACH-compliance letter or certificate?  A British REACH Only Representative (OR) warns that companies may find it necessary, after a shipment belonging to one of its clients was halted at a Belgian port. NCEC is offering a FREE compliance check on one of your Safety Data Sheets, in English ...

  • EU Council on Soil Protection

    The presidency briefed the Council on progress concerning the draft directive establishing a framework for the protection of soil, as set out in its report (7100/10). The European Parliament delivered its opinion at first reading in November 2007 (14979/07); theCouncil has not yet reached political agreement on this dossier. Several delegations regretted this fact and expressed the need for an ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • EU president on climate change

    The work of the European Union is sometimes seen as rather technical.  As cut off from daily concerns.  Interesting to specialists, but not relevant to people's daily lives. The action we are discussing today proves this theory wrong.  The struggle against climate change and the quest for secure, sustainable and competitive energy touches on every European, every day. That is why ...

  • REACH 2018 Roadmap published

    ECHA has published its REACH 2018 Roadmap, which outlines the Agency's milestones planned in the run up towards the final REACH registration deadline. The last registration deadline for existing chemicals will be on 31 May 2018. The deadline concerns companies that manufacture or import substances in low volumes, between 1-100 tonnes per year. For the last REACH registration deadline, ...

  • ACD/LogD Suite Selected by Degussa as (Q)SAR Tool for Registering Chemicals Under EU REACH Mandate

    Untitled Document Toronto, Canada (August 1, 2005) -- Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) is pleased to announce that the ...

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