15 chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers among Thomson Reuters’ 100 Most Innovative Companies

Thomson Reuters announced the world’s 100 most innovative organizations on Tuesday, 15 of which are chemical and/or pharmaceutical manufacturers (no surprise there), and 11 are ACC member companies. But the most important takeaway from the report? The top 100 added more than 400,000 new jobs in 2010 over 2009 – a strong indication of the […]

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Daniel Yergin: Natural gas from shale “the biggest innovation in energy” we’ve seen this century

Business and sustainability blogger Marc Gunther reported earlier this month that Daniel Yergin, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates Chairman and bestselling author of The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World, told Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson that shale gas is not only reshaping America’s energy landscape, it’s also “the biggest innovation in […]

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Environmental Health News gets it wrong about ACC and underplays benefits of flame retardants

The American Chemistry Council works to educate policymakers about how chemistry makes life better for people across the country and around the world. That’s why it’s discouraging to see reports, like the one that appeared today in Environmental Health News, that misrepresent ACC’s advocacy initiatives. Prominent among the inaccuracies was the implication that all expenditures […]

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Video: Dooley illustrates “manufacturing golden age” brought about by shale gas during U.S. House natural gas revolution forum

The shale gas boom and what it means to our domestic energy security continues to attract the attention of industry leaders, academics and policymakers around the country. Yesterday, ACC President Cal Dooley joined many of these thought leaders and members of Congress in a leadership forum exploring the jobs and innovations fueled by the natural […]

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This week’s Green Intelligence Forum to focus on energy, environment, sustainable cities; what’s chemistry’s role?

This Wednesday, November 16, leading authorities on energy and the environment will convene at the Green Intelligence Forum: Creating the Sustainable City of the Future, in Washington, D.C. Hosted by The Atlantic, the two-day event promises to “explore macro trends in energy and the environment” on Wednesday and to “examine green intelligence through the framework […]

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CHEMTREC hosts local Virginia firefighters, invites other Fairfax County emergency response personnel to visit

For CHEMTREC®, the world’s foremost emergency call center for incidents involving chemicals, hazardous materials and dangerous goods, building relationships with firefighters, law enforcement officials and other emergency responders is one of the organization’s most valued priorities, according to Heather Rose, communications manager at CHEMTREC. When CHEMTREC’s offices were located in Rosslyn, VA, Heather and her […]

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TSCA turns 35; chemistry industry continues to voice support for updating the law

The law that regulates the production and use of chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), turned 35 last month, and we remain committed to updating the federal law so consumers can have confidence that the products they buy are safe for their families. Calling for bipartisan reforms to our nation’s chemical regulations system requires […]

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Northeastern University: Nanotechnology’s reach, from swords to solar cells

Nanotechnology may be an emerging field of study, but it’s actually been around for a number of centuries, said Murray Gibson, founding dean of the College of Science at Northeastern University. To make swords, blacksmiths would bang away at iron in the presence of coal dust — thereby infusing tiny carbon particles into the iron […]

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Video: Industry expert says non-recycled plastics should not be viewed as waste, but as a valuable energy resource

As President and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, Greg Wilkinson may know a lot more about plastics than your typical Canadian or American citizen, but that’s exactly what needs to change, Wilkinson told Focus Washington host Rich Masters in an online television interview last week. Wilkinson referred Masters to a new study from […]

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New York Times columnist David Brooks calls shale gas a “blessing,” says it would be a crime to squander

In a compelling op-ed last Thursday, New York Times columnist David Brooks described how new, abundant supplies of shale gas have shaped the U.S. energy industry over the past 10 years, concluding that “it would be a crime if we squandered [the] blessing” shale gas provides to the U.S. economy. Brooks also noted the importance […]

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