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Soapers respond to UW study

The Soap and Detergent Association sent me an email regarding their response to the University of Washington study about supposed toxic fragrance chemicals found on leading laundry products and air fresheners. According to them, the study is just a rehash of past studies and that it lacks real-world risk perspective. “Turning fabric care labels into […]

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Of mice and men

What’s the difference between mice and men? The difference, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), is that people metabolize (when taken in tolerable dosage)and excrete bisphenol-A far more quickly than rodents. The EFSA released an update today and reaffirmed that people are safe from the levels of BPA exposure which may be present […]

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Solar updates

ICIS Chemical Business, the magazine I work for, recently published two very nice articles about the photovoltaics market. According to Dede Williams, Germany is facing feedstock shortages and competition from cheaper regions, while Ed Zwirn reported a global overview of the industry. And with that introduction, here are more solar news accumulating in my soon-to-post […]

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Green market studies

Here are several draft-clogging press releases from market research (and consulting) firms as well as various organizations analyzing green trends, clean energy and other new green technologies. These research and consulting firms seem to be churning out new green studies every month or so. Frost & Sullivan said 2/3 of the European renewable energy market […]

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EU emissions down in 2006

Member states of the European Union are happy to note that their overall greenhouse gas emissions in 2006, as reported by the European Environment Agency, is down 0.3% from 2006 for EU-27 and 0.8% for EU-15. The EU Commission said the result puts them on track to meeting Kyoto Protocol emissions target. Total emissions in […]

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Carbon Market: The good, the bad and the money

After finding some of the pros and cons of cap and trade carbon schemes in the US, several studies were recently published on the carbon market’s global bottomline: How much should energy-intensive industries pay for compliance? According to market analyst Point Carbon, global carbon markets could be worth almost €2 trillion (USD $3.1 trillion), with […]

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Wind racing the sun

Wind energy investments seem to be neck and neck with the solar market. This week alone I came across three wind energy investment announcements: Fluor building the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK; GreenHunter Wind Energy planning to develop China’s first wind energy project; and Mesa Power LLP also planning to build the […]

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The power of wind

Wind power could be the next hot energy source according to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recently released report. The DOE said wind can provide as much as 20% of US electricity needs by 2030. In that scenario, installations of new wind power capacity would increase to more than 16,000 megawatts per year by 2018, […]

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