Archive: February, 2013

California policymakers should consider the fire safety benefits flame retardants provide in homes and buildings

According to an article published in the San Francisco Chronicle, a California policymaker is introducing legislation that would reduce the use of flame retardants used in foam insulation installed in buildings across the state. Unfortunately, the article could give readers the false impression that flame retardants don’t stop fires. The truth is flame retardants are […]

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Scientific research revolutionizes consumer electronics and powers innovation

The White House recently honored our country’s “top scientists and innovators” by presenting them with National Medals for outstanding contributions to science and engineering. One of these stand-out scientists, Dr. John Goodenough, received the National Medal of Science for his work on lithium-ion batteries – work that helped make the battery-operated, digital equipment in our […]

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From Louisiana, a gumbo of good news about the manufacturing benefits of shale gas

Thanks to the state’s enormous supply of bountiful and inexpensive shale gas, a manufacturing renaissance is alive and well in Louisiana, according to a new study by Louisiana State University’s Center for Energy Studies. To date, some $62.3 billion in new capital investments in petrochemical and other manufacturing facilities have been announced in Louisiana over […]

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