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 tomorrow, 10 or 100 years from now to continue to find new ways to produce, use and reuse energy, while ensuring we continue to meet our nation’s economic and environmental needs.
That’s why we’re inviting you to help us keep the energy conversation going well beyond October, on Twitter, using the hashtag #Chemistry2Energy. We’ve chosen #Chemistry2Energy because chemistry is transforming the way we produce, use and reuse energy.
From leveraging affordable supplies of domestic shale gas to create jobs, to creating products and technologies that boost energy efficiency and lower energy costs, to transforming non-recycled plastics or other products into valuable alternative energy through energy recovery technologies – chemistry is enabling a strong, secure and sustainable energy future.
We hope you’ll join us – today, tomorrow and throughout next year – as we discuss chemistry’s role in creating energy solutions for every stage of America’s energy life-cycle: robust and responsible production, efficient use and wise reuse.