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Archive: August, 2012

U.S. DoD announces $9 billion investment in energy strategy

Increased energy efficiency in military operations is critical to the defense of our country and the protection of our troops abroad. Many of the key components to these efforts are made possible through innovations in chemistry. The U.S. military uses more energy than two-thirds of all countries in the world, accounting for 80 percent of [...]

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What’s past is prologue: Ohio’s manufacturing powerhouse can still run on natural gas

Armed with new technologies and policies to support natural gas development, the Buckeye State could make its storied manufacturing past, its prologue. According to Linda Waggon of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, nearby energy sources helped to grow Ohio’s population in the late 19th century, and the state quickly became a “manufacturing powerhouse and a [...]

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60+ business groups call on Senate to support fresh, bipartisan TSCA reform

Earlier this summer, key Democratic and Republican Senators re-stated their commitment to create a new, bipartisan approach to updating the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It was a welcome development, led by Republican Senators Inhofe, Vitter, Alexander, and Crapo. Before that process could get fully underway, Senator Lautenberg abruptly chose to move forward on a [...]

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August Chemical Activity Barometer indicates modest economic growth

Today, the American Chemistry Council released the August report of the Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), ACC’s new leading macroeconomic indicator launched in June of this year. The August CAB data showed a growth rate of 0.4 percent from last month, which suggests that economic growth in the second half of the year will continue slowly, [...]

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Enhancing chemical security: Our commitment to safeguarding communities

ACC member companies recognize the importance of safeguarding chemical facilities and are committed to protecting their employees and the communities in which they operate. That’s why, following the terrorist attacks on 9/11, ACC members took action to enhance security at their facilities by adopting the widely-praised Responsible Care® Security Code. Responsible Care® Security Code Since 2001, chemical [...]

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ACEEE conference examines energy efficient buildings, chemistry solutions

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is hosting a conference on the west coast this week to the tone of “Fueling Our Future with Efficiency,” with a focus on solutions for reduced energy use in buildings. According to the conference website: What the discussion boils down to is this. 40 percent of energy [...]

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Ohio can add banks to its list of industries benefiting from shale gas

The shale gas boom in Ohio has created a resounding echo across the state’s economy, positively impacting producers, steel companies, chemical manufacturers — even local restaurants like the newly opened Shale Tavern & Grille in Lisbon, OH. And now, banks are becoming the latest Ohio success story, thanks to inexpensive and reliable supplies of natural [...]

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Download the all-new Bin It app and get rewarded for recycling

Last year when we decided to create Bin It!, the recycling game for iPhone and iPad, we were looking to combine the entertainment value of a colorful, visual, fun mobile app with useful information about plastics recycling to help people really connect with and get excited about recycling. The initial launch was so well received [...]

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U.S. DoD “Navigating Change” toward more energy-efficient operations

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will deliver the keynote address at the annual Association of Defense Communities conference, “Navigating Change,” taking place in California this week. The discussion will center on ongoing challenges of defense energy policy in light of recent budget cuts and growing energy demand in the defense industry. To be sure, the [...]

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