Energy & Chemicals

Lead Editor: James daSilva

About This Industry

SmartBrief offers the latest need-to-know news for professionals working in the industries of oil and gas, chemicals, wind energy, nuclear energy, sustainability and ethanol.

Former EPA head Browner touts nuclear energy's importance in Ill.


  • Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)
  • SoundCloud

A carbon-free energy source such as nuclear power is too important to reducing emissions for environmentalists to ignore, said Carol Browner, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agenc… Read More

ACC's CAB shows growth expected this quarter


  • Argus Media

The American Chemistry Council's Chemical Activity Barometer showed a 0.2% increase in activity in January, with the index up 3.6% versus last year. Index components were mixed, with production and eq… Read More

AWEA report: New installed capacity grew fourfold in 2014


  • Bloomberg

New installed wind energy capacity quadrupled in 2014, according to a report by the American Wind Energy Association. A total of 4,850 megawatts of capacity was installed last year, compared to 1,087 … Read More