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    IEA Proposes Ways to Decarbonize Power & Cut Energy Intensity in Industry

    Thursday, October 1st, 2009

    From the International Energy Agency (IEA):
    IEA proposes approaches to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the key sectors, industry and power
    “In the global fight against climate change, the industry and power sectors both play a key role,” said Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) today in Paris. “Industry is one of the [...]

    BNDES Finances “Green Polyethylene” Production

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

    From the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES):
    The BNDES approves financing of R$ 555 million for Braskem to produce sugarcane ethylene and polyethylene

    Ethanol Chemistry Project is the first to be supported by the Bank

    The BNDES approved R$ 555.6 million in financing for Braskem’s innovative project intended to produce sugarcane ethylene and polyethylene. The total investment is of [...]

    Preparing for Accidents with Hazardous Substances

    Monday, March 16th, 2009

    Recently I posted about about how Brazilian states are slowly taking up their responsibility under a 2004 federal decree to create state-level committees or commissions on the Prevention of, Preparation for and Response to Environmental Emergencies Involving Hazardous Chemicals Products (“P2R2″).
    I think perhaps I might have left the mistaken impressions that (1) Brazil had [...]

    Shell Chemical to Clean Up Its Plant in Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

    From the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
    Shell to Pay $1 Million Penalty, Enhance Pollution Controls for Clean Water Act Violations in Puerto Rico
    Shell Chemical Yabucoa, Inc. of Puerto Rico has agreed to pay a $1,025,000 penalty and spend at least $273,800 enhancing its pollution controls and monitoring to remedy Clean Water Act violations. The agreement, [...]

    BNDES to Help Solve COMPERJ’s Waste Issues / BNDES ajuda definir destino de resíduos gerados pelo COMPERJ

    Saturday, December 27th, 2008

    From the National Development Bank (BNDES):
    BNDES entered a technical cooperation with Rio de Janeiro to set the destination of the waste produced by COMPERJ
    This morning, the 17th, BNDES Social Inclusion director, Elvio Gaspar, signed two technical cooperation agreements with the State of Rio de Janeiro, jointly with Rio de Janeiro governor, Sérgio Cabral. In the [...]