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Chomarat Opens New North American Facility

October 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Chomarat | Comments

Chomarat has just celebrated the opening of its new 58,500 sq.ft. factory in South Carolina that will specialize in developing the company's advanced composite business.              

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ACC Releases Weekly Chemistry And Economic Trends

October 27, 2014 10:21 am | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

The running tab of positive indicators from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the macroeconomic status was 17 out of 20 this week and chemical output grew in all regions.             

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New Poll Reveals Concern Over Proposed EPA Power Plant Regulations

October 24, 2014 10:20 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | Comments

Polling data released by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future (PBEF), a coalition of 175 members representing nearly every segment of the U.S. economy, finds that Americans have major concerns about the EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas regulations and are unwilling to pay even a dollar more for energy in exchange for these new rules.

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Spain Challenges Canary Island Poll On Oil Plans

October 24, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago.                                     

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.

Alcoa Sells Stake In South Carolina Smelter

October 24, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million.                                                               

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EU Reaches Deal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

October 24, 2014 10:13 am | by MIKE CORDER, MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, Associated Press | Comments

European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.                                                       

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Mining Company Eyes Up Ski Area

October 24, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority will consider a proposal from a Vancouver mining company to turn the oldest downhill ski area near Fairbanks into a gold mine.                                               

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Louisiana Chemical Plant Expands

October 23, 2014 3:19 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Westlake Chemical President Albert Chao and Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday announced the company will expand the ethylene capacity at its Calcasieu Parish plant and make other capital improvements.                                   

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IS Rakes In $1M/Day In Black Market Oil Sales

October 23, 2014 3:17 pm | by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press | Comments

Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.                                   

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Mystery Powder Halts Work At Honda Plant

October 23, 2014 3:15 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Production has come to a halt at the Honda assembly plant in Greensburg after an unknown substance was found there.                                                       

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Weather-Driven Energy Intensity Increase Led To Higher Emissions In 2013

October 23, 2014 11:17 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased in 2013 by 129 million metric tons (2.5%), the largest increase since 2010 and the fourth-largest increase since 1990.                                           

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Feds Approve Coal Extraction At Tennessee Site

October 23, 2014 11:04 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A new deep mine operation has been approved by Tennessee and federal officials to allow coal extraction from Dayton Mountain.                                       

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New Policymaking Tool For Shift Toward Renewable Energy

October 23, 2014 11:01 am | by University of Copenhagen | Comments

Multiple pathways exist to a low greenhouse gas future, all involving increased efficiency and a dramatic shift in energy supply away from fossil fuels. A new tool 'SWITCH' enables policymakers and planners to assess the economic and environmental implications of different energy scenarios. 

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Turning Whiskey Waste Into Fuel?

October 23, 2014 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel.                                       

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$100M Power Plan Planned For Michigan

October 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Wolverine Power Cooperative plans to build a more than $100 million natural gas-fueled power plant in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.                                                         

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