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Month: August 2013

Scientific leaders strongly disagree with EU’s proposed approach to regulate endocrine active substances

Criticism of the EU’s proposed approach to regulating endocrine active substances reached new heights this summer when senior scientists — editors of 14 leading toxicology and pharmacology journals —...

Rising tide of natural gas boosts chemical exports and cargo transport industry

What’s good for the chemical industry also appears to be good for the cargo transport industry. The boom in natural gas supplies from shale is dramatically cutting the cost...

Could waste-to-energy become our country’s cleanest source of electricity?

A former top science advisor thinks it can. For the last 28 years, a waste-to-energy facility in Alexandria, Virginia, has processed trash from the surrounding community. A few years...

Governing Magazine explores the potential of converting waste into energy

When Dylan Scott from Governing Magazine took a recent tour of Covanta’s waste-to-energy facility in Northern Virginia, one of the first things that struck him was how much trash...

Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation will benefit everyone

In a recent op-ed in Politico, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) made the case for their bipartisan energy efficiency bill, known as the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S.1392), which they reintroduced...