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  • Shell proposes 2 North American LNG facilities
    Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to build two liquefied natural gas facilities at an undisclosed cost to serve U.S. markets. One facility would be at the company's existing site in Geismar, La., and the other would be in Ontario along the Michigan border. San Antonio Express-News (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Obama nominations could bolster U.S. natural gas
    President Barack Obama's nominations of Ernest Moniz for energy secretary and Gina McCarthy as Environmental Protection Agency chief are positive signs for natural gas, according to this analysis. "One of the solutions to dealing with climate is supporting natural gas. This administration, while a supporter of natural gas, has sometimes been nervous about that support," said lobbyist Frank Maisano of Bracewell & Giuliani. Bloomberg (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Sen. Wyden lays out priorities for Senate energy panel
    Natural gas, radioactive waste and energy-production incentives are among the priorities of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., the panel's chairman. Wyden said he wants to advance wider disclosure of hydraulic fracturing chemicals and a federal minimum standard on fracking. However, the lawmaker also clarified that there are no imminent measures on the issues. Platts (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Leaders should serve themselves some humble pie
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    The best leaders tend also to be the most humble, John Baldoni says in this video. Business schools might not teach humility, but bosses who can check their egos at the door are more likely to command respect and loyalty. "Leaders who value humility are the ones other people want to follow," Baldoni writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • You can't innovate through meetings
    Brainstorming sessions are a lousy way to try to solve complicated problems, writes Debra Kaye. "Fresh ideas come when your brain is relaxed and engaged in something other than the particular problem you're embroiled in. ... This is the polar opposite of what happens in brainstorming sessions," she explains. Fast Company online (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ACC announces upcoming REACH workshop: Reach and CLP Requirements -- what U.S. companies need to do
    ACC is partnering with Steptoe & Johnson LLP to conduct a REACH workshop at ACC headquarters on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please join us to learn about tasks to complete before the next REACH registration deadline (May 31), lessons learned during the first registration cycle, and other issues surrounding REACH compliance. Should you and/or someone on your staff plan to participate, please notify ACC's Lora Magruder. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Energy efficiency a gift that can keep on giving, ACEEE report shows
    A study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy demonstrates that, while many Americans have already begun to experience the benefits of energy efficiency, those benefits could be amplified even more in the years to come. Read more for highlights of ACEEE's report. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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