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Live! From #ACCaugust Round 2 – 2016

During the August recess, ACC’s Political Mobilization activities will be in full swing! Once again, we’ll be fanning out across the country to further our industry’s advocacy goals in a grassroots initiative called #ACCaugust. Through plant tours, in-district meetings, and industry roundtable discussions, we will meet with Members of Congress to raise awareness of the vital importance […]

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Illinois Sustainable Technology Center studies energy potential of non-recycled plastics

Given our nation’s need to improve energy security, a diverse energy supply is more important than ever. That diversity includes technologies that derive energy from waste, enabling us to harness the power of this underutilized resource. A new report released earlier this month revealed in greater detail the energy that can be derived from used […]

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In the ‘Land of Lincoln,’ shale gas portends a chemical industry growth spurt [VIDEO]

Mark Biel, executive director of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, exudes optimism, thanks to robust supplies of affordable natural gas. “This is the most exciting time to be in the chemical industry in Illinois or the United States that I have seen in the last 20 years and maybe the last 50,” Biel said […]

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Illinois seeks economic revival through expanded shale gas production

From 2000-2010, Illinois lost almost a third of its manufacturing jobs — but like other so-called “Rust Belt” states determined to mount a manufacturing comeback, Illinois is making plans to leverage abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale to fuel an economic revival. In early June, the Illinois legislature overwhelmingly endorsed the production […]

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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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