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ANSI issues report from April 25 exploratory meeting.

May 30, 2012

During exploratory meeting for ANSI Energy Efficiency Standards Panel, more than 240 in-person and webinar participants discussed how standards coordinating body could best help to advance nation's clean energy agenda. Participants voiced their perspectives on what ANSI should consider with regard to mission, deliverables, and scope of energy efficiency standards panel. Meeting report provides distillation of event's presentations and discussions, drawn conclusions, and overview of next steps. Read More

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ISO Technical Report guides nanomaterials characterization.

May 30, 2012

ISO TR 13014:2012, Nanotechnologies - Guidance on physicochemical characterization of engineered nanoscale materials for toxicologic assessment will help health scientists and experts understand, plan, identify, and address physicochemical characteristics of nano-objects before conducting toxicological tests on them. According to Dr. Richard Pleus, report tells scientists what material being tested looks like and is made of as well as how it interacts with surrounding environment. Read More

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BSA Announces 3 Meeting Dates for 2012-2013.

May 30, 2012

Bearing Specialists Association (BSA) announced three upcoming events. Co-located with ABMA's Fall Meeting, 2012 Fall Meeting in Chicago, IL is scheduled for September 24-25 at Hilton Suites Chicago/Magnificent Mile. Individual event schedules have been timed to avoid overlap. Looking ahead, the BSA 2013 Winter Meeting will take place in Atlanta, GA from January 27-29, and BSA 2013 Annual Convention will convene May 5-7 on Hilton Head Island, SC. Read More

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BIO Applauds EPA Rejection of retroactive waiver for 2011 RFS.

May 30, 2012

BIO expressed support for EPA's denial of January 2012 petition by petroleum industry representatives to retroactively waive 2011 cellulosic biofuel Renewable Volume Obligation under Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In his statement, BIO's Brent Erickson noted how lobbyists for oil refining industry "continue to try to throw regulatory obstacles in the way of the advanced biofuel industry" and applauded EPA for its firm stance against such efforts. Read More

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John DeLisi is named as new Director of Office of Aviation Safety. .

May 30, 2012

As announced by NTSB Chairman Deborah A. P. Hersman, John DeLisi will start serving as Director of Office of Aviation Safety (OAS) on June 2, 2012. "With more than two decades of outstanding accident investigation experience," said Hersman, "John has made significant contributions to safety and to the NTSB." DeLisi has served as Deputy Director of OAS since 2007. During his 20 years with NTSB, he has overseen numerous major investigations. Read More

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Motors Shipments Index shows stability during 1Q 2012.

May 30, 2012

NEMA Motors Shipments Index increased 0.8% from previous quarter, which follows 4.1% gain posted in 4Q 2011. Since bottoming out in 2Q 2009, index has climbed cumulative 47% and topped pre-recession high for 4 straight quarters. Beyond short-term production surge in late 2011/early 2012, manufacturing activity is decelerating from post-recession pace to more sustainable level in line with long-run industry output trends; output growth is seen tapering to average of 3.4% in 2012 and 2013. Read More

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Welding and Gases Today provides strategic planning roadmap.

May 30, 2012

Written by Bart A. Basi and Marcus S. Renwick of the Center for Financial, Legal and Tax Planning, Inc., "Strategic Planning: More Than a Mindset" appears in Spring 2012 issue of Welding and Gases Today. According to article, a well-written strategic plan is essential to company's capital-raising process. Businesses must show that there is a market for their product; that they understand potential customer's needs and that product meets that need; and that they can sell product at a profit. Read More

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IREC Report identifies strategies for permitting solar rooftops.

May 30, 2012

IREC's report, Sharing Success - Emerging Approaches to Efficient Rooftop Solar Permitting, outlines innovative strategies being implemented across U.S. to help increase efficiency of permitting procedures for rooftop solar systems. Focus of report is on steps of permitting process at local level. It examines pre-application stage and importance of providing clear and accessible information to installers so that system design and applications can be done accurately from the start. Read More