Archive: November, 2011

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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CHEMTREC hosts local Virginia firefighters, invites other Fairfax County emergency response personnel to visit

For CHEMTREC®, the world’s foremost emergency call center for incidents involving chemicals, hazardous materials and dangerous goods, building relationships with firefighters, law enforcement officials and other emergency responders is one of the organization’s most valued priorities, according to Heather Rose, communications manager at CHEMTREC. When CHEMTREC’s offices were located in Rosslyn, VA, Heather and her […]

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TSCA turns 35; chemistry industry continues to voice support for updating the law

The law that regulates the production and use of chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), turned 35 last month, and we remain committed to updating the federal law so consumers can have confidence that the products they buy are safe for their families. Calling for bipartisan reforms to our nation’s chemical regulations system requires […]

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Northeastern University: Nanotechnology’s reach, from swords to solar cells

Nanotechnology may be an emerging field of study, but it’s actually been around for a number of centuries, said Murray Gibson, founding dean of the College of Science at Northeastern University. To make swords, blacksmiths would bang away at iron in the presence of coal dust — thereby infusing tiny carbon particles into the iron […]

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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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People in New Hampshire support smarter chemical regulation? So do chemical manufacturers!

It’s a common refrain from activists that the chemical industry has delayed efforts to modernize the law that regulates the production and use of chemicals. But what’s conveniently omitted from their assertions is the fact that the American Chemistry Council, the largest organization representing manufacturers of chemicals, is an active and vocal proponent of reform. […]

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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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