Archive: May, 2013

New energy secretary Moniz says energy efficiency is a priority

Just a few hours after being sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz pronounced his commitment to energy efficiency. “Efficiency is going to be a big focus as we go forward,” Moniz said at the 2013 Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington, D.C., as reported by Nick Juliano with E&E News. Moniz reminded the audience of President [...]

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Chemistry, efficiency and high performance products go hand-in-hand

Energy-efficient appliances can help Americans save energy and reduce utility bills without sacrificing on performance, according to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). Energy-sipping refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners, heat pumps and light bulbs are performing at least as well if [...]

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Shale gas lures armada of overseas chemical companies to U.S. shores

The prospect of a long-term supply of abundant and affordable natural gas from shale continues to attract foreign-based chemical manufacturers to American shores. In fact, of the total number of domestic and foreign companies that have announced investments in the U.S., roughly half are from overseas. Bloomberg has reported that Japanese companies Idemitsu Kosan Co. [...]

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ACC highlights commitment to consumer products and safety at Capitol Hill event

Over the past month, ACC has been rolling out its new Responsible Care® Product Safety Code. Based on existing industry best practices, the Product Safety Code goes above and beyond regulatory requirements to manage the safety of chemicals used in products. As part of our efforts to educate stakeholders about the Code and its implications, [...]

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3 opportunities to transform New York’s energy future; shale gas is one of them

Political and business leaders met in Albany, NY on Tuesday to explore ways to “Transform New York’s Energy Future” through innovative energy efficiency technologies and diverse domestic energy resources such as energy recovery, and by leveraging abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale to drive a manufacturing renaissance across the Empire State. New [...]

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Rising tide of natural gas makes the U.S. a ‘magnet’ for chemical industry investment

Plentiful, affordable and long-lasting supplies of natural gas from shale have created a decisive competitive advantage for America’s chemical manufacturers that is attracting billions in potential new investment to the United States, increasing exports of manufactured goods and creating jobs, American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley said Tuesday on Capitol Hill. The [...]

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Shale gas calling: Could New York follow Pennsylvania’s lead?

If New York emulated Pennsylvania by using hydraulic fracturing to gain access to vast sources of natural gas from shale, it would galvanize economic growth in the Empire State and add $8 billion in income for upstate New Yorkers, according to a new study by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, a project [...]

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New interactive case studies showcase the chemistry driving U.S. energy efficiency

All told, the products of chemistry and plastics help Americans save up to $85 billion a year in energy costs. But what’s less “telling,” one might say, is just how these products work — and how hard ACC member companies work every day to make their chemistry work better for you. ACC members are on [...]

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Energy recovery fights climate change and supports the economy, CAP report shows

In addition to recycling and composting, there’s another way communities can help fight climate change – by converting more of their waste into energy. The Center for American Progress (CAP) recently published a great story on how recovering energy from waste reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports local economies. According to CAP, the United States [...]

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17 ACC member companies win Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards

American Chemistry Council members reduced energy use by 10.6 trillion BTUs in 2012, enough to power all the homes in a city the size of Bangor, Maine, for one year. They also made significant strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through efficiency improvements at their plants, operating and business units, and companies. In recognition of [...]

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