Washington Post ad: BASF chemistry products help warm our homes, conserve energy this winter

“Warm houses love energy bills,” reads a smart full-page ad appearing in today’s Washington Post. “BASF’s construction solutions and energy-efficient materials are more cost-effective than conventional insulating systems and materials, and have a much higher insulation capacity. So, thanks to products like Neopor® and Elastopor®, houses stay warmer in the winter and waste less energy. […]

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Capitol Hill to adopt growing energy recovery process, waste-to-energy, as part of larger sustainability effort

The Architect of the Capitol (AoC) announced last week that Congress will begin converting up to 90 percent of its non-recyclable solid waste into electricity through a process known as waste-to-energy (WTE) – one of the “woefully underutilized technologies in America,” according to Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Traditional waste-to-energy involves converting non-recycled materials into electricity, […]

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Daimler turns to chemistry, BASF to help make Smart car more energy efficient

The Smart car just got a lot smarter, thanks to a new intelligent energy system and lightweight design co-engineered by Daimler and BASF. Debuting at the Frankfurt auto show last month, the energy efficient Forvision concept car impressed audiences with a slew of innovative materials and design features – something you might expect from one […]

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Charleston Daily Mail op-ed: “Cal Dooley: Shale gas can change W.Va.’s fortunes”

“Unlock the vast potential of the Marcellus Shale and West Virginians will see that a bright future has been lying just beneath their feet,” writes ACC President Cal Dooley in an op-ed in the Charleston Daily Mail this morning. ACC’s fact sheet for West Virginia shale gas paints a more detailed picture of what this […]

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More jobs possible from natural gas drilling offshoots; shale fact sheets for MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, WV

Steve Bennish’s piece in the Dayton Daily News this morning adds rich context to ACC’s newly developed fact sheets on shale gas investment opportunities in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia. Though statistics vary from state to state, you’ll find that each of the fact sheets tells the same story: […]

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What role should government play in energy production? NAT GAS Act not part of the answer

This week’s question, posed by Amy Harder with the National Journal’s Energy & Environment blog, is especially relevant to ACC President Cal Dooley’s testimony last week before two subcommittees of the House Committee on Ways and Means. In his reply to Harder’s question, Dooley flips an argument that proponents of the New Alternative Transportation to […]

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Chemistry professor and Dow Chemical Co. director, Jacqueline Barton, awarded National Medal of Science

Jacqueline K. Barton, a professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and member of The Dow Chemical Company’s Board of Directors, was one of seven individuals awarded the National Medal of Science on Tuesday. Many consider the award, presented this year by President Obama, to be the U.S. government’s highest scientific honor. A […]

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American chemistry geared up for U.S. military march toward clean energy innovation

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has embarked on a stalwart march toward clean energy innovation, as America’s chemistry industry gears up for what may become one of the military’s greatest tactical maneuvers of the 21st century. Grist’s David Roberts thinks the military’s storied move is all about “technology, the changing face of warfare, geopolitics […]

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Cal Dooley testifies before House Ways and Means Committee, assesses energy tax policy, tax reform, NAT GAS Act

ACC President Cal Dooley appeared before the House Committee on Ways and Means this morning to testify on the importance of a stable, competitive natural gas market to securing America’s energy future. The Committee probed what role, if any, the tax code should play in managing our country’s energy supply. Much of the energy tax […]

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Ohio panelist on shale gas: ‘Mother nature gave us a great gift. You either play the hand, or you fold it.’

At The Ohio State University on Wednesday, ACC President Cal Dooley led a panel discussion on the promise of energy-rich Marcellus and Utica Shales to Ohio’s economy and power supply, and how policy makers, new infrastructure and a qualified workforce can help deliver on that promise. The expert panel, one of many at the Ohio […]

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