Food processors given CO2 emissions break
The European food processing industry has been partially excused from stringent new rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on fears the measure could force businesses out of the region.
EU cuts CO2 allocations by 10 per cent
The European Commission sets total CO2 allowances at
2.08bn tonnes for the 2008 to 2012 trading period, a 10 per cent
cut from the amounts requested by the bloc's governments.
DSM calls for major overhaul of emissions trading scheme
Greenhouse gas emissions rights should be allocated according to
product produced, rather than by manufacturing plant,
Netherlands-based DSM said yesterday.
UK allocates CO2 emission permits, reducing levels
UK food and drink companies face further pressure to reduce their
CO2 outputs next year, with more plants in the sector coming under
the second phase of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Tesco carbon rating to force greener processing
A major UK supermarket is set to assign a carbon rating to
everything it sells, pressurizing manufacturers to become 'greener'
or face losing trade.
UK publishes plan to expand greenhouse gas trading scheme
The UK plans to expand its greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme
to include more plants by next year.
Relief for small companies proposed under greenhouse gas trading
The European Commission says it wants to ease the impact of the
EU's greenhouse gas trading scheme on small companies as part of a
plan to make the programme less complex.
Companies call for set targets under emissions trading scheme
Companies are calling for longer term certainty on what targets
they must meet to comply with the EU's greenhouse gas emissions
trading scheme, according to a report by the European Commission.
Emission trade scheme inconsistent, hurts smaller companies
The EU's greenhouse gas trading scheme is being applied
inconsistently across the bloc, hurts smaller companies and should
not be expanded to other types of emissions, the food and drink
association says in lobbying for changes...
Polish food firms seen unlikely to heed emissions warning
The EU has put pressure on Polish industries, including the food
industry, by reducing the country's proposed allowance for carbon
dioxide emissions. Yet one food sector representative believes many
'rogue' firms across...
UK talks target issue of lowering emissions
Energy and environment ministers met this week in London to discuss
the challenge of creating lower carbon energy systems to combat
climate change over the next 50 years.
UK paper sector achieves emissions targets
The UK's paper sector has passed the second milestone target of its
Climate Change Agreement (CCA), according to the Confederation of
Paper Industries (CPI).
Steel industry resolves to achieve long-term CO2 reductions
A consortium of 48 European companies and organisations has been
formed to launch a cooperative research and development initiative
aimed at finding new steel production processes that would
drastically reduce CO2 and other greenhouse...
UK to miss emissions reduction target
The UK is likely to miss its self-imposed target for reducing
carbon dioxide emissions, but the Confederation of British Industry
(CBI) has urged the government to acknowledge the contribution
business has made in addressing the problem...
MGPI targets energy costs
US-based processor MGP Ingredients has initiated two
energy-efficiency projects as part of its overall programme to
achieve significant cost savings across its operations.
EU pushes reduction in fluorinated greenhouse gas usage
The European Council agreed last Friday to reduce emissions of
fluorinated greenhouse gases, a decision that will affect food
processors and firms involved in refrigeration.
Anderol lubricant aims to aid energy efficiency
Food processors can greatly reduce power consumption and meet food
safety initiatives through using a new range of food grade
lubricants, claims Anderol.
UK raises investment in drive for energy efficiency
The drive towards achieving better energy efficiency in UK
manufacturing was given fresh impetus this week following the
latest government spending review, writes Anthony Fletcher.
EC clears factories for emissions trading
The European Commission's decision to accept eight national
allocation plans for CO2 emission allowances clears over 5,000
plants to enter the emissions market next January, with food
processors among the factories named.
UK business attacks 'sloppy' environmental laws
UK business has attacked the government for handing out what it
claims is a £4 billion annual bill as a result of 'sloppy'
environmental laws, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Campina outlines plant environmental performance
Campina, one of Europe's largest dairy companies, has produced a
statement that outlines the measures taken to improve the group's