Tag Archives: Energy

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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This week’s Green Intelligence Forum to focus on energy, environment, sustainable cities; what’s chemistry’s role?

This Wednesday, November 16, leading authorities on energy and the environment will convene at the Green Intelligence Forum: Creating the Sustainable City of the Future, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by The Atlantic, the two-day event promises to “explore macro trends in energy and the environment” on Wednesday and to “examine green intelligence through the framework [...]

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Video: Industry expert says non-recycled plastics should not be viewed as waste, but as a valuable energy resource

As President and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Greg Wilkinson may know a lot more about plastics than your typical Canadian or American citizen, but that’s exactly what needs to change, Wilkinson told Focus Washington host Rich Masters in an online television interview last week. Wilkinson referred Masters to a new study from [...]

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New York Times columnist David Brooks calls shale gas a “blessing,” says it would be a crime to squander

In a compelling op-ed last Thursday, New York Times columnist David Brooks described how new, abundant supplies of shale gas have shaped the U.S. energy industry over the past 10 years, concluding that “it would be a crime if we squandered [the] blessing” shale gas provides to the U.S. economy. Brooks also noted the importance [...]

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White House GreenGov Symposium seeks to boost energy efficiency in federal government; chemistry can help

A key takeaway from this week’s White House GreenGov Symposium is that, when it comes to “greening” the Federal Government, especially by improving energy efficiency, chemistry has an essential role to play. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley applauded the federal government’s attention to energy efficiency in a statement released Tuesday. Following on the heels [...]

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Roll Call reporter visits Alexandria-based energy recovery facility where Capitol waste becomes Virginia power

In an article posted to Roll Call this morning, reporter Emma Dumain writes about her visit to a Covanta Energy facility in Alexandria, VA, where, through the magic of energy recovery, 90 percent of Congress’ non-recyclable solid waste will be converted to electricity. The Covanta plant already disposes of 350,000 tons of trash per year, [...]

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#Chemistry2Energy: Help us keep the Energy Awareness conversation going on Twitter

Energy Awareness Month, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Emergency Management Program (FEMP), draws to a close today – coincidentally, the same day in which the United Nations Population Fund predicted the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth person. Because of our rapidly growing population, it won’t be any less important [...]

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Composite plastics help make Dreamliner the quietest, lightest, most fuel efficient bird in the sky

It might not be any bigger or any faster than an average commercial airplane, but Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, which completed its maiden passenger voyage from Tokyo to Hong Kong around 4pm local time yesterday, is one of the quietest, lightest and most fuel efficient commercial service airliners in the sky. What makes the Dreamliner so [...]

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Dooley visits Port of New Orleans, explores promising new chapter in Louisiana shale gas story

The real story of the promise of natural gas for American manufacturing is just beginning to be told. On Thursday, ACC President Cal Dooley visited the Port of New Orleans to explore a potential new chapter in Louisiana’s shale gas story: a $5.4 billion investment in expanded ethylene production capacity. According to an ACC report [...]

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