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Biofuel Groups welcome Court of Appeals decision in RFS case.

May 15, 2014

U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit rejected petition by Monroe Energy, LLC challenging EPA's 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards. After EPA reduced cellulosic biofuel volume for 2013, Monroe Energy challenged EPA’s decision not to reduce renewable fuel and advanced biofuel volumes by same or lesser amount. Court rejected Monroe Energy’s argument and reaffirmed Congress’s directive that EPA ensure that U.S. transportation fuel contains at least the volumes provided in statute. Read More

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National Research Council praises EPA IRIS program enhancements.

May 14, 2014

U.S. EPA actions to improve its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program, which provides information regarding health effects of environmental contaminants, were applauded in report by National Academies' NRC. Specifically, report commends EPA for its substantive new approaches, continued commitment to improving process, as well as successes thus far. NRC expects completion of planned revisions "in a timely way" and that said revisions will "transform the IRIS program." Read More

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Technology Influencers Provide Insight at CES Unveiled Warsaw.

May 14, 2014

Scheduled to be held in conjunction with 5th Innovative Economy Congress, Inaugural CES Unveiled Warsaw will take place June 17, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland and feature breaking news about the 2015 International CES® as well as targeted market research and exhibitors showcasing tech innovations. CEA's Gary Shapiro will keynote 5th Innovative Economy Congress and serve on Disruptive Technology Innovation Panel. Programming will also include CES press conference and market research presentation. Read More

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BIO welcomes White House National Climate Assessment.

May 14, 2014

BIO welcomes release of White House National Climate Assessment, because tools of biotechnology are necessary to help mitigate impacts of climate change on human health, energy, and agricultural production. According to recent BIO study, EPA's proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard would increase carbon emissions for 2014 and significantly reverse progress U.S. has made in reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector that is noted in the National Climate Assessment. Read More

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International CES launches call for speakers.

May 14, 2014

International CES® today announced its "Call for Speakers" for the 2015 International CES®, which returns to Las Vegas, NV, January 6–9, 2015. Conference boasts talents and expertise of industry speakers through 250 cutting-edge sessions, empowering attendees with knowledge to stay at forefront of innovation. Event will also feature more than 3,500 exhibitors unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services. Speaker proposals will be accepted through 5 pm EDT, June 13, 2014. Read More

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EPA releases EnviroAtlas ecosystem mapping tool.

May 14, 2014

U.S. EPA released EnviroAtlas, a web-based interactive tool that integrates over 300 separate data layers, helping decision makers understand the implications of planning and policy decisions on fragile ecosystems and the communities who depend on goods and services from these ecosystems. EnviroAtlas can help people learn about ecosystems, and how they provide benefits such as clean air and water, opportunities for recreation, and protection from severe weather, such as hurricanes and floods. Read More

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Alaska UAS Test Site begins research flights.

May 14, 2014

FAA announced that the University of Alaska's unmanned aircraft system test site is the second of 6 to become operational. Agency has granted the University of Alaska Fairbanks a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization allowing flights by Aeryon Scout small UAS for animal surveys at its Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range Complex in Fairbanks. Main purpose of operation is to show how UAS can accurately locate, identify, and count large wild animals for survey operations requested by state of Alaska. Read More

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BIO announces Buzz of BIO contest winners.

May 14, 2014

BIO has announced winners of the 2014 BIO International Convention® Buzz of BIO contest, recognizing highly innovative companies in the biotech sector. Competition spotlights emerging companies that are R&D intensive and helps position them to develop strategic partnerships within the industry. BNOAT Oncology, Inc. and HNu-nanoPOINT won Technologies of Tomorrow category, while Kibow Biotech Inc. and Novan Therapeutics won Pipelines of Promise category. Read More

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AEM helps lead Exhibitions Day launch on Capitol Hill.

May 14, 2014

AEM will help lead Exhibitions Day in Washington D.C., June 16–17. Initiative will educate federal lawmakers on the business value of face-to-face events and how regulatory action can affect organizers' attendance-building efforts. Spearheaded by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, event will include Capitol Hill visits to members of Congress and their staffs, as well as outreach to educators and the media. Read More

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NFPA's Outlook Conference Registration is now open.

May 13, 2014

Scheduled for August 11–13, 2014, Industry and Economic Outlook Conference offers hard data and expert analysis for everyone involved with the fluid power industry. This year's conference will provide critical insight and opportunities in 4 major areas–Economics, Industry, Technology, and Networking. Speakers include: Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten, John Walker, Peter Zeihan, Ryan Reed, Chuck Yengst, Karen Ubelhart, Don Ake, Dan Meckstroth, Scott Hazelton, and Donna Ritson. Read More

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A4A commends service and career of Rep. Jim Oberstar.

May 13, 2014

A4A President Nicholas E. Calio issued statement on sudden passing of former U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar, who served 18 terms in Congress. "As a longtime chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Jim Oberstar understood the value of air travel to jobs, the economy and connecting people and goods across the country and the world. He worked tirelessly on behalf of establishing and improving safety standards, and was a strong advocate for employees in all transportation sectors." Read More

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EPA Employees nominated for 2014 Service to America Medals.

May 13, 2014

Partnership for Public Service honored three U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees that have been selected as finalists for 2014 Service to America Medals, which pay tribute to America’s dedicated federal workforce. Ramona Trovato, Bill Charmley, and Doug Norton were selected as Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals finalists for their commitment and innovation, as well as the impact of their work on addressing the needs of the nation. Read More

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IPC White Paper examines lead-free research priorities.

May 13, 2014

IPC’s Pb-Free Electronics Risk Management Council has released a white paper, "PERM Council Pb-free Research Priorities" that identifies priority research areas regarding impact and risks associated with lead-free materials in electronics. Research areas include tin whisker failure modes/risk mitigation, complex systems logistics, and lead-free interconnections. Each is explored across avionics, ground-based systems, missiles and aviation systems, space systems, and submarine and sea systems. Read More

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World Congress to explore consumer demand for bioproducts.

May 12, 2014

Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include Plenary Program and Track Sessions showcasing how industrial biotech industry is meeting growing demand for more sustainable, environmental friendlier lifestyle preferred by consumers. For example, Plenary Session titled Consumer Demand Trends for Biobased Products, will offer unique look into top-tier brand owners discussing role of industrial biotechnology within global consumer product marketplace. Read More

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AIM names committee chairs for 2014.

May 12, 2014

AIM has announced new leadership for association's key committees in 2014. Kevin Berisso, PhD, of Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis will lead the Technical Symbology Committee, while Don Ertel, Senior Vice President of Operations for CDO Technologies of Dayton, OH, will assume Chair position for AIM’s RFID Experts Group. Denis Bishop, Director of Product Management for Lowry Computer Products, Inc. of Brighton, MI has been selected to lead Internet of Things Committee. Read More

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EPA announces funding to clean up diesel engines nationwide.

May 12, 2014

EPA announced availability of $9 million in grant funding for clean diesel projects to reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. Under this funding, EPA anticipates awarding between 10 and 20 assistance agreements. Various strategies are eligible for achieving diesel emission reductions, such as installing verified exhaust control and idle reduction devices, and vehicle and engine replacement. Read More

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Montgomery County, MD enacts energy benchmarking ordinance.

May 12, 2014

On May 1, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett signed a building energy benchmarking and disclosure ordinance, originally introduced by Council member Roger Berliner. NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis congratulated Montgomery County for being the first county to pass such an ordinance, leading the way toward a cleaner, more efficient energy future. Ordinance will give building owners and occupants valuable insights about energy consumption as well as tools to manage energy use effectively. Read More

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LIA Joins NAOSH Week to promote work safety.

May 12, 2014

Laser Institute of America (LIA) will join other participants in raising awareness of importance of being safe at work during annual North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, which takes place May 4–10, 2014), and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day (May 7). NAOSH Week raises awareness about occupational safety, health, and environment. In years past, NAOSH themes included mining safety, transportation safety, youth workplace safety, and more. Read More

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AMP 2.0 Meeting will take place during SME's THE BIG M event.

May 12, 2014

Aligning with SME's THE BIG M advanced manufacturing event, Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) 2.0 National Meeting will take place 1–5 pm on June 9 in Detroit, MI. AMP 2.0, co-hosted by SME, University of Michigan, and Northrop Grumman, provides opportunities for manufacturers to be heard by policymakers and team up on industry initiatives. Attendees will assess national and regional strengths and challenges, and discussions will help develop policy recommendations for President Obama. Read More

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AAMA predicts fenestration industry trends in market studies.

May 12, 2014

AAMA has released AAMA 2013/2014 Study of the U.S. Market for Windows, Doors and Skylights. According to study, total conventional housing starts in 2013 experienced considerable increase and are forecasted to grow 20% in 2014. Conventional residential window applications increased by 15.8% to 43.9 million units, compared to 37.9 million units in 2011. Nonresidential market increased 9% in 2013 and is expected to continue to increase in 2014 throughout 2017.
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