Archive: September, 2012

The right stuff: Michigan has what it takes for a bright energy and economic future

As the 12th largest chemical producing state, Michigan is poised to reap the benefits of shale gas and chemistry innovations, reviving the state’s manufacturing sector and creating thousands of jobs for local residents, Michigan business and political leaders said during a multi-panel discussion on “Michigan’s Energy Future: Natural Gas, Energy Policy and Economic Growth.” The […]

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$142 billion light vehicle industry depends on chemistry

The new federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light-duty trucks — 54.5 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025 — calls attention to an important reality: that vehicle efficiency is a crucial component of a comprehensive U.S. energy strategy. Chemistry Behind Fuel Efficiency In August, ACC released its “Chemistry and Light Vehicles” report, which highlighted […]

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CFATS: Progress and a path forward

A representative from The Dow Chemical Company testified before Congress today, the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, as part of the chemistry industry’s ongoing commitment to work with policymakers to create an effective and efficient regulatory framework that enhances chemical security. Specifically, Dow’s chief security officer Tim Scott updated members of the House Energy and […]

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Policy forum Wednesday on Michigan’s energy and economic future

ACC and the Michigan Chemistry Council will be in Lansing tomorrow to host distinguished government and business leaders for a discussion on Michigan’s Energy Future: Natural Gas, Energy Policy, and Economic Growth. ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley will speak at the event along with these honorable guests: State Representatives Charles Brunner and Aric Nesbitt […]

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Covanta sweeps waste-to-energy awards

This week, we congratulate Covanta for its excellent work in advancing waste-to-energy! Recently, three of Covanta Energy’s U.S. facilities swept the waste-to-energy category in the 2012 Excellence Awards from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The United States’ 86 waste-to-energy facilities help to provide a reliable source of alternative energy to communities and […]

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Shale gas can work for Michigan

With access to three different types of shale formations, the forecast in Michigan is sunny. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently noted that his state has some of the highest natural gas reserves in the world and said he expects natural gas production to increase. In a recent letter to the editor of The Muskegon Chronicle […]

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Why industrial energy efficiency and CHP are becoming a national priority

The White House released an Executive Order last week calling for greater use of combined heat and power (CHP) and other important means to boost industrial energy efficiency while reducing energy costs for American businesses. The U.S. chemistry industry is a leader and innovator in industrial energy efficiency, including CHP, which can produce energy twice […]

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