Tag Archives: Energy

Blowin’ in the wind: Stronger, longer and lighter turbine blades made possible by chemistry

Imagine you’re a scientist standing in a laboratory next to a 100-ft turbine blade with a note that says, “Make it longer, make it stronger and, while you’re at it, make it lighter, too.” As it turns out, a development team led by Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), when presented with a blade and a challenge not [...]

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“A bright economic future is lying just beneath our feet,” Dooley says of West Virginia, other Marcellus Shale states

In a keynote address during Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s “West Virginia: Energy Powering Economic Development” summit last week, ACC President Cal Dooley told state officials and energy experts that natural gas from the Marcellus Shale could help revitalize American manufacturing in West Virginia and bring new, high-paying jobs to the state. “It has never been [...]

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ACC launches “From Chemistry to Energy” video contest with $20,000 in cash prizes

We’re very excited to announce the launch of a user-generated video campaign! It’s easy to sign up and free to enter. All you need is a camcorder or some motion graphics skills, a bit of creative inspiration and an interest in learning how chemistry is creating energy solutions for a strong, secure and sustainable future. [...]

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Shale gas gives local economies a holiday boost, generating revenue and putting people back to work

While shale gas is providing a sack of holiday goodies to some states this year, the Fall 2011 Fiscal Survey of States details the unfortunate plight faced by many others in light of the economy’s slow recovery. The new report, released by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Association of State Budget Officers [...]

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Sasol explores exciting new opportunity to build world class ethylene cracker in Louisiana

South African energy and chemicals company Sasol Ltd. today announced that it will conduct a feasibility study for a “world scale” ethylene cracker and derivatives complex near Lake Charles, Louisiana. Such an investment could be worth up to $4.5 billion, the company said. As the second largest chemical producing state, with 23,000 chemical industry employees, [...]

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Are you willing to invest in your energy future? Social scientists at ACEEE sustainability conference may answer for you!

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) kicks of its 2011 Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference (BECC) today in Washington, D.C. What’s especially unique about this four-day event is that it invites social scientists to contribute valuable social and behavioral insights to the larger energy and climate debate. Reviewing recent behavioral research with [...]

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November in review: A month dedicated to energy innovation and finding ways to secure our nation’s energy future

November has brought many thought-provoking conversations about energy innovation and ways to secure our nation’s energy future: from the White House GreenGov Symposium on products and practices that would improve energy efficiency in government operations, to the Atlantic’s Green Intelligence Forum on green building design and construction, to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee’s [...]

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Senator Mark Udall says energy innovation is key to winning global economic race

Policy experts, public officials and advocates found common ground on key energy issues last Thursday at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s (ITIF) annual Energy Innovation conference in Washington, D.C. During his keynote speech, Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) contended that energy innovation is key to winning the global economic race and challenged federal and state governments, [...]

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Daniel Yergin: Natural gas from shale “the biggest innovation in energy” we’ve seen this century

Business and sustainability blogger Marc Gunther reported earlier this month that Daniel Yergin, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates Chairman and bestselling author of The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World, told Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson that shale gas is not only reshaping America’s energy landscape, it’s also “the biggest innovation in [...]

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Video: Dooley illustrates “manufacturing golden age” brought about by shale gas during U.S. House natural gas revolution forum

The shale gas boom and what it means to our domestic energy security continues to attract the attention of industry leaders, academics and policymakers around the country. Yesterday, ACC President Cal Dooley joined many of these thought leaders and members of Congress in a leadership forum exploring the jobs and innovations fueled by the natural [...]

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