Association News

Association News

EPA announces competitive cooperative agreements.

September 22, 2014

EPA announced competitive cooperative agreements with 12 community-based organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for non-profit and tribal organizations to partner with stakeholders from across industry, government, and academia to develop and implement solutions that significantly address environmental and/or public health issues in American communities. Read More

Association News

Consumers Energy to install pollution control technology.

September 22, 2014

In settlement with U.S., Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation, has agreed to install pollution control technology, continue operating existing pollution controls, and comply with emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from 5 coal-fired power plants located in West Olive, Essexville, Muskegon, and Luna Pier, MI. Settlement will resolve claims that company violated Clean Air Act by modifying facilities in way that caused release of excess sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. Read More

Association News

AEM Customer Support Seminar co-locates with AEMP Symposium.

September 22, 2014

To help equipment manufacturers tune in to customer needs on first-hand basis, AEM is co-locating its 2014 Customer Support Seminar with the annual Asset Management Symposium of AEMP. Key seminar themes will include: how customer service should be treated as an overall approach to systematic improvement for customer retention/growth; strategies OEMs must use to maintain long-term customer relationships; and how recruiting, training, and keeping diverse workforce is critical to future success. Read More

Association News

EPRI to Participate in Technical Sessions at 2014 PAC conference.

September 19, 2014

PAC (Protection, Automation, and Control) World Conference will take place in Raleigh, NC from September 23–25, 2014, and EPRI will be participating in several technical sessions. Specifically, EPRI research will be featured in "Setting-less Dynamic State Estimation Based Protection" on September 23 and "A Study of Testing and Maintenance Requirements and Approaches for Protection and Control Systems in IEC 61850 Substations" on September 25. Read More

Association News

EPA adds 5 hazardous waste sites to National Priorities List.

September 19, 2014

EPA is adding 5 hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. They are located in Elkhart, IN; Houma, LA; Newark, NJ; Harleysville, PA; and Bennington VT. In addition, agency is proposing to add 3 additional sites to the list. These include Birmingham AL; Kokomo, IN; and Gibraltar, MI. Superfund program investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. Read More

Association News

EPA announces new actions to curb potent greenhouse gases.

September 19, 2014

EPA announced 3 new actions that will help support transition to climate-friendly alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons. They include: listing additional fluorinated and non-fluorinated chemicals as acceptable alternatives; identifying refrigerant management options to reduce HFC emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and organizing with stakeholder engagement a series of sector-specific workshops on seeking transitions away from high global warming potential HFCs. Read More

Association News

IPC Comments RAMI Act Passage by U.S. House of Representatives.

September 18, 2014

On behalf of IPC and its U.S. member companies, IPC president and CEO John Mitchell applauded U.S. House of Representatives for working in bipartisan manner to pass H.R. 2996 (Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act). Mitchell also urged Senate to take similar action and pass its version of said bill "before Congress adjourns for the year." As IPC views growing advanced manufacturing in USA through federal investment as critical, IPC strongly supports the RAMI Act. Read More

Association News

RIA to host International Collaborative Robots Workshop.

September 18, 2014

Scheduled for Sept 30, 2014, International Collaborative Robots Workshop will feature world's top robotics experts discussing collaborative robots, including what they are, who makes them, and if they are safe. There will be a panel of users from wide range of companies discussing their current collaborative robot applications. In addition, Rich Mahoney, Director of the Robotics program at SRI International, will discuss the future of collaborative robots. Read More