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Honeywell innovations to save the U.S. government enough energy to power 260 homes annually

Representatives from the U.S. Department Energy and Honeywell International inked a deal last week that should help the U.S. Department of State save more than 25 billion Btu per year, or enough energy to power 260 homes annually, and products of chemistry are needed to help them pull it off. The signed energy savings performance […]

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Shale gas keeps Pennsylvania hoteliers occupied despite sluggish economy

If you drill it, will they come? According to a recent analysis of hotel occupancy rates in northeast Pennsylvania, yes – they will. From 2007 to 2011, revenue per available room (RevPAR) for hotels located in the Pennsylvania counties of Bradford, Lycoming, Susquehanna and Tioga grew at an annual rate of 14.8 percent, Hospitality research […]

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ACEEE on energy efficiency: A little goes a long way, but a lot more can be done

Imagine being able to cut U.S. energy consumption by 60 per cent, create 2 million jobs and help save consumers about $2,600 per household – all in less than two generations’ time. When it comes to conserving energy, decisions we make today really do matter in the long run. Clearly, many Americans get it, having […]

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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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Plastics at work behind the wheel: Pics and notes from the Detroit Auto Show

This week our Plastics Make It Possible® Team traveled to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2012 in Detroit to see how plastics are being used in incredibly innovative ways to help make cars safer and more fuel efficient. The team was also amazed to see how plastics are helping to enable beautiful, sleek […]

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BASF arrives in Motor City to showcase energy-efficient products made possible by chemistry

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about an auto show? Carousels of cutting-edge concept cars? Sweeping suicide doors? Custom wheels and rims? Whichever images comes to mind, the latest innovations in energy efficiency – plastic wheels, lightweight thermoplastics and polyurethanes – are likely not among them. Yet, energy efficiency – […]

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Come rain, snow or shine, energy recovery can offer a consistent source of power

The winter months can put a tremendous strain on power grids. And just as our need for heat starts to rise, so does the waste we generate (just consider the food and gift packaging we go through during the winter holidays). Although these two occurrences may seem unrelated, some communities have found a common solution […]

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‘Sun-Believable’ solar paint a primer for meeting future energy needs?

(ND Newswire) – Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from light—electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside. A team of researchers at the University of Notre Dame has made a major advance toward this vision by creating […]

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API’s Jack Gerard sees an ‘abundance of opportunity’ in American energy; how can chemistry help bring us there?

“When we look at all our domestic energy options – fossil fuels, nuclear energy, renewable and alternative energy sources such as biofuels – we see a nation with an abundance of opportunity for growth,” said American Petroleum Institute (API) president Jack Gerard in a speech Wednesday at the association’s second annual State of American Energy […]

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Climax Global Energy brings new jobs to rural South Carolina with $5 million plastics-to-oil facility

“Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!” wrote South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on her Facebook page, breaking the news to fans about Climax Global Energy Inc.’s establishment of a state-of-the-art plastics-to-oil facility in Barnwell County. The $5 million investment is expected to generate 20 new jobs in Blackville, SC, and make a palpable impact on the 1,100 households […]

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