Day: 8 October 2004
International business briefs: US air targets, Fuel guide, Wind commercial, Montana drilling ban, Chad’s oil growth, Clean air settlement
This week, six partners in the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) voluntary Climate Leaders programme announced their greenhouse gas reduction targets. With today's announcements, 27 of the 58 Climate Leaders Partners have set emissions reduction goals, which the EPA estimates will prevent a total of 7.5 million metric tonnes of carbon equivalent per year. These reductions are equal to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by five million cars in a year.
European business briefs: Bulgarian incinerator, French plutonium, Irish regeneration, Claim on North Pole, Excess packaging concerns
A demonstration against a highly controversial hazardous waste incinerator project took place in Sofia this week at the Bulgarian Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) and the EU Commission Delegation to Bulgaria. Over 50 concerned residents travelled 250 kilometres from their villages to express once again their opposition to the National Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre project which is being proposed for construction in the central Bulgarian region of Stara Zagora. Pressure on local campaigners was applied after the public hearings, with local newspapers stating: "If Bulgaria does not start the construction of the National Hazardous Waste Treatment Centre, the country will not be accepted in the EU."
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