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Manufacturers Dispute U.S. Has Massive Amount of Natural Gas

President Trump – We Do Not Have A “Massive Amount of Natural Gas” - 56 Percent of All Technically Recoverable Natural Gas Resources Will Be Consumed By 2050 – The 100-Year Supply Is A Myth

The Industrial Energy Consumers of America’s (IECA) President, Paul N. Cicio, issued the following statement following the quote made by President Trump which stated that, “We are sitting on massive energy, and we are now exporters of energy. So if one of you need energy, just give us a call.”

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Energy Department Announces up to $4 Million for Geothermal Deep Direct-Use Feasibility Studies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today up to $4 million in funding for six geothermal Deep Direct-Use (DDU) research projects to conduct feasibility studies of large scale, low-temperature deep-well geothermal systems and cascaded surface technologies. These projects will extend the reach of geothermal energy into previously untapped regions of the country: the Appalachian Basin, the Illinois Basin, the Wassuk Range, the Columbia River Basalt Group, the Walker Lake Valley, and the Gulf Coast region of Texas.

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U.S. Sending $6 Billion to Subsidize Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

As Donald Trump prepares for his trip to Germany for an expected showdown with G20 leaders on climate change just weeks after his pullout from the Paris Agreement, a report released today shows that the U.S. is providing $6 billion per year in public financing for fossil fuel projects abroad. In total, G20 countries provide nearly four times more public finance to fossil fuels than to clean energy. Public fossil fuel financing from G20 countries averaged some $71.8 billion per year, for a total of $215.3 billion over the 2013-2015 timeframe covered by the report -- 50 percent of which supported oil and gas.

 

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Recycling Industry Adopts Position on Use of Degradable Additives in Plastic Packaging

Additional ISRI policies updated as part of ongoing review process

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) Board of Directors recently passed a series of changes to its policy positions, as well as a new policy on degradable additives in plastics packaging. The new policy is a result of the confusion over the use of terms “bio-degradable,” “oxo-degradable,” or “photo degradable” to describe plastics containing degradable additives, when in fact, evidence does not support their use meet common definitions of these terms.

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Linda Leone Appointed to ISRI Board

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) recently named Linda Leone to its Board of Directors. Leone will serve as a board member on behalf of the Association’s Paper Division. She also serves as the Paper Division’s 2nd Vice President.

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