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FAA Calls on Aviation Industry to equip ADS-B for NextGen.

September 25, 2014

As announced by FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker, FAA plans to hold Call to Action summit to engage aviation industry in meeting January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. This all-day session, planned for October 28, will include discussion on how FAA and aviation industry can work together to resolve barriers and address potential challenges to equip aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics within next 5 years. Read More

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PMMI Names Board and Committee Members at annual meeting.

September 25, 2014

PMMI membership elected 3 members – Wayne Goldberg (Econocorp, Inc.), Emmanuel Cerf (Polypack, Inc.), and Jonathon Titterton (Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc.) – to PMMI Board of Directors for terms from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2018. Board of Directors chose Executive Committee for 2014; members of the current Executive Committee, in place since January 1, 2014, will continue to serve in their present positions for second one-year term (January 1 through December 31, 2015). Read More

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NEMA publishes roadway and area lighting equipment standard.

September 25, 2014

NEMA published ANSI C136.13-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Metal Brackets for Wood Poles. Standard covers metal pipe, tubing, and structural brackets for wood poles designed to support luminaires of generally spherical, ellipsoidal, or rectangular shapes used in roadway and area lighting. Read More

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Hodgson addresses impact of California regulations on U.S.

September 24, 2014

Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at AAMA 2014 Fall Conference. His presentation, "California Regulatory Proceedings Impacting the Nation," discussed how California’s energy policy is driving market to time-of-use energy pricing, incentivizing ways to reduce peak load and detailing how policy impacts energy choices in buildings. California Energy Commission has proposals for 2016 Energy Code, including using high-performance attics/walls, LED lighting, and 0.82 Energy Factor water heaters. Read More

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Executive Actions will advance solar deployment.

September 24, 2014

White House is announcing series of public and private sector commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment and promote energy efficiency. Some actions include: partnering with military bases to create veterans solar job training pilot; investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in rural areas; proposing energy conservation standard for commercial unit air conditioners; and strengthening commercial and residential buildings codes. Read More

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Executive Actions will expand deployment of renewable energy.

September 24, 2014

Energy Department announced executive actions to expand renewable energy and cut GHG emissions. To connect skilled veterans to clean energy industry, Solar Instructor Training Network is launching pilot job training program for veterans at 3 military bases. SunShot Initiative announced online tool to chip away at solar soft costs, such as interconnection, permitting, and financing. In addition, Department issued proposed energy efficiency conservation standard for commercial unitary air conditioners. Read More

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South Dakota Governor presented food and agriculture award.

September 24, 2014

BIO announced that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard was presented with its 2014 Food and Agriculture Governor of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening the agricultural and livestock biotechnology industries within South Dakota. By attracting and supporting industry growth and university research, he has been a driving force behind the growing state-wide biotech community. Read More

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BIO praises House for passing job creation act.

September 24, 2014

BIO lauds House of Representatives for passing H.R. 5405, the Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act. This package of bills, sponsored by Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), will support capital formation and reduce regulatory burdens for emerging biotech companies. BIO supports two key pieces of legislation included within the package: the Small Cap Liquidity Reform Act and the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act. Read More