Ryan Baldwin

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Director, Issue Communications | American Chemistry Council
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Dow chemistry makes Habitat for Humanity homes more energy efficient

ACC member Dow Chemical has helped Habitat for Humanity build affordable homes for low-income families since 1983 — and Dow does it in large part through top-notch chemistry that helps the homes become more energy efficient. Utility bills are typically the second-largest monthly expense for homeowners, after mortgage payments. Lower energy consumption means lower costs […]

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Energy recovery… There’s an app for that!

Through the power of technology, the benefits of recovering energy from everyday waste now can be experienced right at your fingertips. And it’s fun. Covanta Energy has launched a new game for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad that allows you to earn points for feeding the energy production process while sorting out recyclables and […]

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Energy efficiency a gift that can keep on giving, ACEEE report shows

A new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) demonstrates that, while many Americans have already begun to experience the benefits of energy efficiency, those benefits could be amplified even more in the years to come. Some of the report’s highlights: Energy efficiency investments increased 80 percent from 2004 to 2010 Energy […]

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Chemistry propels states in an “energy efficiency race to the top”

“Let’s cut in half the energy wasted by our homes and businesses over the next 20 years,” President Obama declared in his State of the Union address last week, seizing the opportunity to introduce a new “Energy Efficiency Race to the Top” program to encourage states to adopt stronger building energy standards and support combined […]

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To gauge the State of the Union, start with shale gas and American chemistry

In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama seized the moment to connect the dots between abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas to manufacturing and jobs: Flash forward one year to the 2013 State of the Union. President Obama mentioned energy 18 times in his most recent address to the nation, with […]

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As an energy plan, Sen. Murkowski’s blueprint is strategic and substantial

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has introduced her long-awaited and sweeping energy blueprint with more than 200 agenda items, including calls for increased domestic energy production from all sources, and support for energy efficiency. The American Chemistry Council, which recently celebrated the first anniversary of […]

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U.S. can double energy productivity in next 20 years, ASE report says

The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy recently published “Energy 2030” — a plan that outlines key steps to double U.S. energy productivity in the next 20 years while saving the average American household more than $1,000 a year and the United States $327 billion annually. Chaired by Sen. Mark […]

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How can chemistry help keep you warm and save you money this winter?

New Year’s Day has come and gone, and for many Americans, the coldest months of winter are still ahead. But don’t crank up the heat just yet! There are other ways to stay warm and keep those seasonal energy costs down. And they have a lot to do with chemistry. Comfortable at home A typical […]

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Updated building codes keep Illinois on pace with latest energy efficiency innovations

On January 1, 2013, Illinois became the second state in the nation (after Maryland) to implement the 2012 version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) for residential and commercial buildings — part of a nationwide effort to make our homes and businesses more energy efficient. The 2012 code can make homes 15 percent more […]

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12 Days of Energy Savings: A new year’s resolution for every American

On the last day of the year, let’s take a step away from 2012 and into 2013 with resolve for a different kind of New Year’s resolution: saving more energy, which can drive positive change for a stronger, more secure and sustainable future for our families. The Department of Energy is setting a good example, […]

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