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Contact: Jack R. Pounds
Lisa Allen Named Manager, Issues and Advocacy at Ohio Chemistry Technology Council
Columbus (January 31, 2012)—Lisa Allen has joined the staff of the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council in the newly-created position of Manager, Issues and Advocacy.
In her role, Ms. Allen will engage in issues management and advocacy on behalf of the Council’s more than 50 member companies that are engaged in research, production, and marketing of chemicals to customers around the world.
For the past five years, Ms. Allen has worked in the Ohio General Assembly, first as an aide to Senator Jim Hughes and most recently on the staff of the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR). She is a summa cum laude graduate of Columbus State’s paralegal studies program.
The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council represents the chemical industry in the public policy arena; provides an array of services to its members; and promotes the vital role played by chemistry in our modern world.
OCTC Applauds U.S. Senator Rob Portman for Energy Efficiency Leadership
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R- Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced the "Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act of 2011" yesterday.
Ohio Chemistry Technology Council President Jack R. Pounds issued the following statement:
"As an industry that creates innovative, energy-saving materials and products, Ohio's chemistry companies commend Senator Portman for his leadership in developing this bipartisan energy efficiency bill. It provides several ways to help Americans save energy and money, while creating jobs.
"Ohio's chemical companies are leaders in energy efficiency. We invent and make products used in building insulation, appliances, lightweight vehicle parts, windows, engine lubricants, compact fluorescent light bulbs, energy storage systems, thermal coatings and many others. Our advancements have helped to make the state a global center for research, development, and commercialization of high-technology chemistry.
"In today's highly competitive global marketplace, being energy-efficient at our own manufacturing plants helps reduce costs and maintain our U.S. production and jobs. The domestic chemistry industry improved energy efficiency by 56 percent since 1974, and 33 percent since 1990. In 2010, American chemistry companies implemented energy efficiency improvements that saved 14.8 trillion BTUs – enough to power the homes of Akron, Ohio's 210,000 residents for one year.
"The Energy Savings Act contains important provisions to achieve energy savings across the economy. The energy building codes provision encourages more energy efficiency in new homes. It will encourage states to implement stronger codes. Meanwhile, the appliance standards provisions will help consumers reduce their utility bills while stretching the nation's natural gas and electricity supplies.
"The manufacturing energy efficiency program will help America's energy-intensive industries save energy, and therefore compete more effectively in global markets. It can pave the way for additional programs to harness the potential of industrial energy efficiency."
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