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Month: July 2013

Catalytic technologies can boost energy efficiency and reduce GHG emissions

The chemical industry uses a variety of strategies to reduce its energy consumption. The use of catalysts – added substances that increase the rate of chemical reactions – is...

TSCA sections 5 and 14 balance health and environmental protections with innovation, growth

As 25 bipartisan cosponsors work in the Senate to bring more of their colleagues on board the comprehensive, balanced Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), introduced in May by the...

Charles Morris predicts going “back to the future,” with shale gas fueling our way

In his new book, Comeback: America’s New Economic Boom, Charles Morris, a born-again optimist who predicted the financial industry’s implosion three years before it happened, refuses pessimistic notions of...

What are MELs and why are they using so much energy?

Many popular devices in U.S. homes and businesses don’t fit into typical energy-use categories like refrigeration, HVAC or lighting, but they still take a toll on our energy supply...

Aviation experts credit flame retardant materials for providing critical escape time for San Francisco crash survivors

The Asiana Airline crash in San Francisco that resulted in the tragic deaths of two Chinese students and injured scores of other passengers has raised many questions. But one...