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Month: January 2012

ACEEE on energy efficiency: A little goes a long way, but a lot more can be done

Imagine being able to cut U.S. energy consumption by 60 per cent, create 2 million jobs and help save consumers about $2,600 per household – all in less than...

Shale gas bringing “several hundred thousand new manufacturing jobs” within reach, White House says

Industrial towns across America have struggled in the face of plant closures and outsourcing for years, but natural gas from shale deposits is helping to bring U.S. manufacturing into...

Plastics at work behind the wheel: Pics and notes from the Detroit Auto Show

This week our Plastics Make It Possible® Team traveled to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2012 in Detroit to see how plastics are being used in incredibly...

BASF arrives in Motor City to showcase energy-efficient products made possible by chemistry

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about an auto show? Carousels of cutting-edge concept cars? Sweeping suicide doors? Custom wheels and rims? Whichever images...

EPA chemical risk assessment program, though broken, is not beyond repair

In the latest of a series of concerns regarding EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on Monday that EPA continues to...