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More signs of chemical industry growth from an abundance of natural gas and oil

It is a truth becoming universally acknowledged, that surging shale gas and oil production is generating jobs and driving growth. A PwC energy expert is the latest to punctuate the point. Andrew Lyon, a principal in PwC’s National Economics and Statistics group, hailed the doubling of direct jobs tied to oil and shale gas extraction [...]

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Chemistry brightening the future of solar power

Solar photovoltaic installations are on the rise in the U.S., according to a new report from NPD Solarbuzz. The first half of 2013 saw the installation of more than 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic capacity, helping the nation reach the prestigious 10 GW threshold. “Only Germany, Italy, and China have more installed PV capacity [...]

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“Natural gas is boosting the economy,” national business leader says

Virtually every day, it seems, more public officials, consultants, business leaders and economists agree that abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas are transforming America’s manufacturing sector, and the chemistry industry is a big part of why it’s making a comeback. Harry C. Alford, co-founder, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, [...]

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Dow chemistry makes Habitat for Humanity homes more energy efficient

ACC member Dow Chemical has helped Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes for low-income families since 1983 — and Dow does it in large part through top-notch chemistry that helps the homes become more energy efficient. Utility bills are typically the second-largest monthly expense for homeowners, after mortgage payments. Lower energy consumption means lower costs [...]

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle… and Recover

Most of us have heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” and today more and more voices are adding a fourth “R” to the mix to help ensure our nation’s energy future: Recover. As in recovering energy from waste. All four “Rs” play a key role in the U.S. EPA’s waste management hierarchy, and according to [...]

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U.S. Department of Energy awards ACC members $14.7 million to improve operational energy efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded a combined $14.7 million in R&D grants to three members of the American Chemistry Council as part of a federal economic initiative to improve energy efficiency in key manufacturing operations. According to a DoE press release, $1.2 million will be granted to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., [...]

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They say “Everything’s Bigger in Texas,” and right now, shale gas is BIG

As the no. 1 chemical producing state in the nation, Texas enjoys many of the economic benefits for which chemistry is so well known — billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of good American jobs. Now, the economic outlook in Texas is set to brighten once more because of what chemistry can do with [...]

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Earth Day a call for greater energy efficiency solutions

More than a billion people around the world are taking part in Earth Day celebrations this year, as the nearly 800,000 men and women employed by the U.S. chemistry industry continue to find ways to create a more sustainable future for our planet. For example, products of chemistry empower Americans and American businesses to improve [...]

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Dow Chemical signals “resurgence” with new ethylene plant in Texas

The Dow Chemical Company has selected Freeport, TX for the site of a new $4 billion ethylene production complex that could employ many as 2,000 Americans and bring millions of dollars in new revenues to the state. In a news release, Dow Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Andrew N. Liveris said the new investment and [...]

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Shale gas bringing “several hundred thousand new manufacturing jobs” within reach, White House says

Industrial towns across America have struggled in the face of plant closures and outsourcing for years, but natural gas from shale deposits is helping to bring U.S. manufacturing into a new era of global competitiveness, according to a White House report making a splash in Washington last week. Released in conjunction with President Obama’s “Insourcing [...]

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