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EPA Publishes 19th Annual Report on total U.S. GHG emissions.

April 25, 2014

Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks shows 3.4% decrease of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2012 from 2011. Listed among contributing factors were decreases in energy consumption across all sectors in U.S. economy, decrease in carbon intensity for electricity generation due to fuel switching from coal to natural gas, decreased transportation sector emissions due to increased fuel efficiency, and limited new demand for passenger transportation. Read More

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ASC promotes industry at USA Science and Engineering Festival.

April 24, 2014

On April 26–27, ASC will be participating in USA Science & Engineering Festival, which was founded by Lockheed Martin to promote science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum at all educational levels within U.S. education system. Every half hour, ASC staff will demo how to make magnets with artwork, magazines, wrapping paper, or printables using adhesives. ASC will also be promoting World of Glue Instructional Unit developed by Elmer’s Glue in consultation with ASC and DNPA international. Read More

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EPA releases list of cities with most Energy Star buildings.

April 24, 2014

EPA announced sixth annual list of top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings. Energy Star certified buildings, including office buildings, schools, hotels, and retail stores, use an average of 35% less energy and are responsible for 35% less carbon dioxide emissions than typical buildings. Top 10 cities on the list include: Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; New York; San Francisco; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Philadelphia; and Houston. Read More

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NEMA Industry Director named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014.

April 24, 2014

NEMA Industry Director, William Hoyt, has been named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014, which will be held October 7–9, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland. According to Hoyt, the Motor Summit is an international opportunity for experts to discuss the latest developments in new motor technology and motor systems efficiency. Participants will debate global strategies and actions to overcome barriers to widespread market transformation opportunities. Read More

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Translucent Panel redirects sunlight to urban alleyways.

April 24, 2014

In dense urban centers, many people live and work in dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. To alleviate the problem, Egyptian researchers have developed a corrugated, translucent panel that is mounted on rooftops and hung over the edge at an angle, where it spreads sunlight onto street below. Researchers describe their design in a paper published in Energy Express, a supplement of The Optical Society’s open-access journal Optics Express. Read More

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SME Leadership Series trains manufacturing leaders.

April 24, 2014

SME Leadership Series marked its 8th year with session in Atlanta, March 28–29. Interactive workshop provides workforce development to attendees by demonstrating how to create structure as a leader, examining why people choose to follow leaders, and highlighting behavioral traits of successful leaders. Through self-assessments, group exercises, roleplaying, and multimedia presentations, participants are given insight into both effective and ineffective leadership traits and practices. Read More

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IPC Elects Renee Michalkiewicz as TAEC chair for 2 years.

April 24, 2014

Renee Michalkiewicz, MIT, general manager, Trace Laboratories, Baltimore, has been elected chair of IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) for 2-year term. According to Michalkiewicz, one of her goals include working with TAEC task group to produce plans to improve standards development process and time required to go to publication. Michalkiewicz also urged consideration of ways to motivate committee participants to take on leadership positions. Read More

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AMT Urges Action on 2014 bipartisan manufacturing agenda.

April 23, 2014

Letter sent by AMT's Board of Directors to U.S. congressional leadership requests action on bipartisan manufacturing agenda in 2014. Specifically, said letter urges House and Senate leaders to consider legislation where common ground exists and points to several initiatives with bipartisan support that would strengthen U.S. manufacturing if enacted into law: reauthorization of America COMPETES Act; renewal of trade promotion authority; and passage of tax, regulatory, and immigration reforms. Read More