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ICCA at the first meeting of the SAICM Intersessional Process, Brasilia, 7-9 February

Representatives from the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) joined leaders from government and non-governmental organizations in Brasilia from 7 – 9 February to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), and to consider the future of SAICM. Learn more about the first meeting of the SAICM […]

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How are global chemical manufacturers helping to tackle climate change? [VIDEO]

2015 is a crucial year for moving the international climate change negotiations forward, and some of the world’s brightest solutions providers – global chemical manufacturers – are ready to help. At the UN Climate Summit in September 2014, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for the private sector to drive more action and mobilize political […]

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GlobalChem and the road ahead: Why this year’s conference marks the halfway point for one of the most transformative decades for the industry and regulations

ACC Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Affairs Mike Walls kicked off Tuesday’s GlobalChem regulatory conference with a prediction: “Ten years from now,” Walls said, “We will look back at 2015 as the inflection point in one of the most transformative decades for shaping chemical policy.” If you think about it, it’s easy to see […]

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Milwaukee meets the challenge with energy efficiency initiatives

As cities across the country look to reduce their operating expenses in 2014 and beyond, one cost-cutting strategy that has proved particularly effective is energy efficiency. Through programs such as the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, which encourages energy retrofits and other initiatives aimed at reducing energy use, cities like Milwaukee, Wisconsin are […]

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Advancing energy and climate solutions through chemistry

Meeting the world’s energy needs while improving sustainability is one of the key challenges of the 21st Century. The chemical industry has a significant role to play in the energy and climate discussions given the importance of energy to our business. We use energy as our major fuel source and raw material. At the same […]

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What is normal?

What is normal? That may sound like an odd question, but in fact it has considerable implications for the chemical industry and for chemical safety assessment. 2013 ICCA-LRI Workshop More than 96% of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry, and exposures to chemicals occur as part of everyday life. So […]

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In the face of budget cuts, Pennsylvania schools cut back on their energy use

Schools across Pennsylvania have discovered a way to recoup lost funds resulting from state budget cuts this year: cutting back on the energy they consume in the classroom. And they’re doing it with the help of energy-efficient technologies like programmable thermostats and efficient lighting, according to an article by Jessica Tully in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. […]

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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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New DOE online tool can help improve building and safety performance

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently unveiled a new online tool, the Building America Solutions Center, which provides information and services on building science and building efficiency. Buildings today account for one-third of all U.S. energy consumption, so the tool is designed to help promote energy reduction and improve the overall performance and safety […]

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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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