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SPE Seeks Speakers for 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing event.

September 15, 2014

SME is seeking industry professionals with subject-matter expertise to speak at 2015 AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing. This event and manufacturing conference, which is devoted to commercial and defense aerospace manufacturing, will take place April 20–23 in Dallas, TX. Presentations should address educational tracks that correspond to technologies represented on show floor. Deadline for presentation abstract submission is October 13, 2014. Read More

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Solar Training Accreditation awarded to IBEW Wireman programs.

September 15, 2014

Training centers operated by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – National Electrical Contractors Association JATCs received IREC Training Provider Accreditation for solar PV systems content in Inside Journeyman Wireman program. Accredited centers, operated under IBEW's NYS Labor Management Cooperation Committee, are located in Albany, White Plains, Watertown, Harriman, Jamestown, Ithaca, Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester, Niagara Falls, Elmira, NYC, and Long Island, NY. Read More

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SITN Webinar looks at U.S. solar market trends, installations.

September 15, 2014

Webinar to be presented by Solar Market Trends Report author and IREC Vice President Larry Sherwood will provide in-depth look at PV installations in 2013, including growth trends by sector and state rankings for installations. Webinar will take place September 18, 2014, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET, on Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) website and provide information about rapidly changing solar market in U.S. Attendance is free but requires registration. Read More

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Additives/Colors Conference to address technological developments.

September 15, 2014

Focusing on new developments in additives, pigments, dyes, and masterbatches, 9th biennial Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) European Additives & Colors Conference will take place February 23–25 at in Barcelona, Spain. Event is being organized by SPE's Additives & Color Europe (ACE) division and will feature "Shaping Aesthetics and Performance" theme. Along with technical presentations, there will be opening seminar, table-top exhibits by industry suppliers, and networking opportunities. Read More

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EPA Announces Funding to create drinking water innovation centers.

September 15, 2014

EPA provided over $8 million to create 2 national centers for research and innovation in small to medium-sized drinking water systems: University of Colorado Boulder's Design of Risk Reducing, Innovative Implementable Small System Knowledge (DeRISK) Center, and University of Massachusetts Amherst's Water Innovation Network for Sustainable Small Systems (WINSSS) Center. Both will develop and test advanced, low-cost methods to reduce, control, and eliminate groups of water contaminants. Read More

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SME announces changes within its media group.

September 12, 2014

Previously known as Manufacturing Engineering Media, SME’s media group has been renamed Advanced Manufacturing Media. Manufacturing Engineering magazine has also released its 2015 Media Kit with several portfolio changes. In 2015, there will be more emphasis on news and technical information about advanced manufacturing in North America. In January, SME’s media group will launch a new e-newsletter, which consolidates Lean, AeroDef, Quality, and Energy e-newsletters into single digital product. Read More

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New York Company to receive funding for microgrid project.

September 11, 2014

General Electric Company’s Global Research has been selected to receive $1.2 million award by Department of Energy to develop enhanced microgrid control system by adding new capabilities, such as frequency regulation. In support of President Obama's Climate Action Plan and Administration’s commitment to improve national power grid resiliency, Energy Department announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects to help prepare for extreme weather events and electricity disruptions. Read More

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EPA seeks feedback on proposed label options.

September 11, 2014

EPA is redesigning its Design for the Environment Safer Product label to better convey to consumers that products bearing the label meet program's rigorous standard to be safer for people and the environment. All ingredients in products that earn the logo have undergone a thorough evaluation to ensure they meet high standards for safety and performance. When people use these products, they are protecting their families and the environment by making safer chemical choices. Read More