Tag Archives: Renewables

Advancing energy and climate solutions through chemistry

Meeting the world’s energy needs while improving sustainability is one of the key challenges of the 21st Century. The chemical industry has a significant role to play in the energy and climate discussions given the importance of energy to our business. We use energy as our major fuel source and raw material. At the same [...]

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Energy efficiency helped lower U.S. CO₂ emissions to lowest point since 1994

According to a recent study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), America’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions declined 3.8 percent in 2012, to their lowest level since 1994. The EIA attributes this reduction, among other important factors, to increased energy efficiency of homes and vehicles and the greater use of renewables, such as wind power [...]

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Harnessing the power of wind through chemistry

The Department of Energy recently announced two reports that show record highs for wind energy production and manufacturing in the U.S. According to DOE, “Wind energy is now the fastest growing source of power in the United States – representing 43 percent of all new U.S. electric generation capacity in 2012 and $25 billion in [...]

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#Chemistry2Energy Photo Contest ends Nov. 28, so vote today for energy efficiency!

Our 8 weekly #Chemistry2Energy photo contest winners are in a tight race for first place, and your vote could make the $1,419 grand prize difference! The voting period closes on Wednesday, November 28, just before the clock strikes midnight (EST), so be sure to let us know today which of the eight finalist pictures you [...]

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Congratulations to our #Chemistry2Energy week eight photo contest winner; voting begins!

Congratulations to the #Chemistry2Energy Photo Contest’s eighth weekly winner, Jay Richard (@Jay36483296), who submitted a photo of a wind turbine along with the caption: Renewable sources of energy like wind and solar, along with responsible natural gas development and creative approaches to energy efficiency, can play an important role in an “all-of-the-above” domestic energy strategy [...]

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Congratulations to our #Chemistry2Energy week four photo contest winner!

Congratulations to our week four #Chemistry2Energy photo contest winner, Brian Long (@yesknow1), who tweeted the image seen here along with the caption: Making smart use of solar energy is one of  a variety of effective ways to cut back on monthly energy bills and can play an important role in a comprehensive energy strategy for [...]

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Enter ACC’s #Chemistry2Energy photo contest for a chance to win cash prizes!

Over the next 8 weeks, ACC would like to reward you for showing us the lengths you’ve gone — large or small — to become more energy efficient in your daily life, and what role you think chemistry plays in making your efforts possible. Americans do their part every day to conserve energy and cut [...]

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U.S. Air Force turns 65, looks to a future of innovation and operational efficiency

Since its inception 65 years ago, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has grown to become the largest and most technologically advanced aerial warfare service branch in the world. It is also the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) largest energy consumer,  requiring more than 2 billion gallons of jet fuel at a cost of around $8 [...]

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ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability shows engineering minds at work

Engineering knowledge can improve our global population’s quality of life — and that includes ensuring a sustainable future through advanced energy technologies that help us make the most of our domestic energy resources. That is the goal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers conference this week in San Diego. Now in its sixth year, [...]

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U.S. military could seed 100,000 acres of California desert with advanced solar technology

Over 100,000 acres across nine military installations in California could harness the sun’s energy and generate up to 7,000 megawatts of solar energy, or 30 times the electricity actually consumed by the Mojave and Colorado desert bases, according to a study released by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Installations and Environment. It [...]

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