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State senator urges Pennsylvania to revamp building code review process

Our nation’s model building codes are updated on a three-year cycle, which allows for continuous review and improvement of the state codes for construction of residential and commercial buildings. These codes leverage the latest innovations in building safety, building energy performance, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems, and other important building performance attributes. Energy bills are [...]

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Pres. Obama visits Pa. and N.Y.; highlights a ‘Tale of Two States’ on shale gas

President Obama’s trip to western Pennsylvania and New York has triggered a renewed debate about the economic benefits of abundant, affordable natural gas in two states with dramatically different policies on shale production and manufacturing growth. “Pennsylvania and New York State may border each other but they are a thousand miles apart in terms of [...]

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W.Va. and Pa. pipeline projects a blueprint for continued natural gas development

In the last year, northern West Virginia and southern Pennsylvania have witnessed an expansion in natural gas production capacity with the launching of new pipeline projects, a trend that must continue if American manufacturing is to sustain its leading role in the economy. According to the Charleston Daily Mail, in July and September of last [...]

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In the face of budget cuts, Pennsylvania schools cut back on their energy use

Schools across Pennsylvania have discovered a way to recoup lost funds resulting from state budget cuts this year: cutting back on the energy they consume in the classroom. And they’re doing it with the help of energy-efficient technologies like programmable thermostats and efficient lighting, according to an article by Jessica Tully in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [...]

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Illinois seeks economic revival through expanded shale gas production

From 2000-2010, Illinois lost almost a third of its manufacturing jobs — but like other so-called “Rust Belt” states determined to mount a manufacturing comeback, Illinois is making plans to leverage abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale to fuel an economic revival. In early June, the Illinois legislature overwhelmingly endorsed the production [...]

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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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From England, thumbs up for an American energy revolution

The Economist, Great Britain’s globally-respected analyst of political and economic trends, has given a sterling endorsement of the benefits of natural gas for the U.S economy, especially the chemical industry. The story’s bottom line: “Gas is the new gold,” and the shale gas and oil bonanza is transforming America’s energy outlook and boosting our country’s [...]

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Cheap natural gas can bring hope to voters along the “Rust Belt”

“Three decades after being devastated by the closing of steel mills, this gritty river valley is hoping its revival will come from cheap natural gas,” The Wall Street Journal recently reported, referring to Beaver County, Pa. Today, these Americans are standing in line to vote, many of them with energy on their mind. That’s because [...]

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Dooley: Pennsylvania a model for leveraging abundant shale gas reserves

The future is bright for Pennsylvania chemical and manufacturing industries, according a policy forum held in Harrisburg, Pa. last week examining how shale gas is driving a manufacturing renaissance in the Keystone State. As David Taylor of the PA Manufacturers’ Association put it, Marcellus shale is like a “manna from Heaven” to America’s manufacturing sector. [...]

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Tomorrow, ‘The Future is Now: Energy and Manufacturing in Pennsylvania’

Tomorrow, April 3, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council (PCIC) will host a roundtable discussion in Harrisburg, Pa. to examine how shale gas is driving a manufacturing renaissance in the Keystone State, and to underscore the importance of developing a comprehensive domestic energy strategy. “The Future is Now: Energy and [...]

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