26 November 2010 16:02 [Source: ICIS news]
Marcel Sennhauser, head of communications for Swiss chemical and pharmaceuticals trade group SGCI, told ICIS that the targeted 20% reduction in emissions compared with a 300% increase in the industry’s production over the same period.
But the producers want cuts they achieve at their plants outside
A reduction of emissions abroad was more effective and less costly than the same reduction in
“Additional emissions reduction in
Sennhauser said lawmakers in the upper house were still working on the issue. New legislation was not likely to come into effect before 2012, he added.
In a position paper, SGCI also urged the Swiss government to reward innovative research by firms through tax incentives and called on the government to accelerate work on free-trade deals with other countries – in particular, a pending deal with
A key worry for Swiss producers was access to affordable electricity and energy, the group said.
SGCI, for its part, backed an initiative that included the possible construction of new nuclear power capacity, it said.
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