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NREL Supercomputer offers power to tackle grid challenges.

July 7, 2014

Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), located on NREL's campus and imagined by NREL leaders who foresaw possibilities for high performance computing (HPC), handles large and complex datasets that exceed traditional database processes. As part of energy-efficient HPC data center, ESIF's Peregrine supercomputer, dedicated by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz in September 2013, can perform more than one quadrillion calculations per second. Read More

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Energy Efficiency Roadmap establishes framework for action.

July 7, 2014

With release of Standardization Roadmap: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment, IREC joins U.S. industry, government, other standards developing organizations (SDOs), and other energy efficiency stakeholders who have national framework for action and coordination on future energy efficiency standardization. Developed by ANSI Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC), roadmap charts 125 recommendations to advance energy efficiency within built environment. Read More

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BIO Tool researches and manages contract service providers.

July 7, 2014

Powered by OnDeckBiotech, BIO BizLink connects biotech and pharma with service providers, including pre-clinical and clinical Contract Research Organizations, Contract Manufacturing Organizations, and regulatory consultants. Vendors maintain no-cost company profile with overview of services, reviews, key personnel, and background documents. Service helps avoid weeks of searching and evaluating vendors, and facilitates exchange of data confidentially to expedite development process. Read More

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NEMA supports proactive approach toward grid resilience.

July 3, 2014

NEMA commends NIST and its proactive approach toward improving grid resilience through its Community Disaster Resilience Program and series of workshops that will develop community-scale disaster resilience framework. According to NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, one way to ensure continued operation of critical facilities when power interruptions occur is to employ microgrids, energy storage, and decentralized generation. NIST’s next Disaster Resilience Workshop will be held July 30. Read More

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FAA announces aviation safety rating for Republic of Serbia.

July 3, 2014

FAA announced that the Republic of Serbia complies with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards and has been granted Category 1 rating. With International Aviation Safety Assessment Category 1 rating, Republic of Serbia's air carriers, which are able to secure requisite FAA and DOT authority, can establish service to the United States and carry code of U.S. carriers. The Republic of Serbia currently has no carriers providing service to the United States. Read More

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EPA proposes approval of new climate-friendly refrigerants.

July 3, 2014

In support of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, EPA is proposing to increase options for refrigerants in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. Proposed action would expand list of substitutes approved by EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy to include more low-global warming potential alternatives that can replace both ozone-depleting substances and high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons. Read More

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Newly Elected Board Members have been announced by PMA.

July 3, 2014

Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) announced 10 new members elected to PMA Board of Directors. These include Troy Roberts, Troy Turnbull, and Mark Ullstrup as associate member directors; Douglas Johnson as at-large director; Ian Quinn as divisional director; as well as 5 district directors: Jessica Abrahamse, William Carper, Keith O’Brien, Tony Pascariello, and Mark Sutton. PMA Board Chairman Jody Fledderman said he looks forward to serving with them and to their contributions. Read More

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Governor Patrick supports interchangeable biologic medicine bill.

July 3, 2014

BIO and the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council commend Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for signing legislation designed to create pathway for substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. House Bill 3734 seeks to properly preserve patient access to accurate prescription information, maintains incentives for innovation, and promotes competitive market for biologic therapies. BIO will continue to advocate for full transparency in the substitution process. Read More