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Architects and Building Engineers flock to NREL.

September 11, 2013

Busloads of architects and mechanical engineers toured NREL's Research Support Facility, one of world's largest net-zero-energy office buildings, and came away inspired with ideas for how to design and build eco-friendly structures on a budget. At Energy Systems Integration Facility, tour participants got to view a high performance computing data center, which will house one of world's most energy efficient super-computers, dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy research. Read More

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EPA, Coast Guard reach pollution control agreement with Carnival.

September 11, 2013

U.S. EPA and Coast Guard have reached agreement in principle with Carnival Corporation to develop advanced emission control technology, which will be used in waters surrounding U.S. coasts. Under said agreement, Carnival will develop and deploy new exhaust gas cleaning system on up to 32 ships over next 3 years to be used in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). New controls combine use of sulfur oxide (SOx) scrubbers with diesel particulate filters. Read More

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Broadband Forum to host Interoperability Pavilion.

September 11, 2013

On Oct 22–24, Broadband Forum is hosting the 2013 Interoperability Pavilion at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam. Pavilion will showcase latest tools and techniques in G-PON, VDSL2 Vectoring, and TR-069 related interoperability and certification, and will highlight companies who are making strides in superfast broadband interoperability and Connected Home management. For first time ever, UNH-IOL will be organizing live VDSL2 Vectoring multi-vendor interoperability demonstration. Read More

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IPC Online Store offers 2013 iNEMI Roadmap.

September 10, 2013

Through special agreement, IPC's online store is selling 2013 Roadmap from the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI). Now in its tenth edition, iNEMI Roadmap identifies key trends that will shape electronics manufacturing industry over next decade, including cloud computing, growth of MEMS and sensors, and sustainability issues such as recycling. It also pinpoints high-level technology gaps and areas to focus research and development efforts. Read More

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Business Index shows PT/MC growth is slowing.

September 10, 2013

The 2Q13 PTDA Business Index produced reading of 54.7, which represents decrease over last quarter’s reading of 61.1. This indicates that the power transmission/motion control industry expanded for 13th consecutive quarter at a slower pace compared with 1Q13. Conducted jointly by PTDA and Cleveland Research Company, PTDA Business Index tracks change in business activity, new orders, employment, supplier deliveries, inventories, prices, and backlog. Read More

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SPE Issues Call for Technical Papers for Antec 2014.

September 9, 2013

SPE invites prospective presenters at ANTEC® 2014 plastics conference to submit papers for review by Technical Program Committee. Deadline for submittal is 5 pm EST on October 25, 2013. ANTEC 2014 plastics technical conference, scheduled to take place April 28–30 in Convention Center at Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, will feature presentation of hundreds of original, peer-reviewed papers on all aspects of plastics technology and business. Read More

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Study Shows PV Manufacturing Costs not driven primarily by labor.

September 9, 2013

"Assessing the Drivers of Regional Trends in Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing," released by NREL and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and published in peer-reviewed journal Energy & Environmental Science, determines that production scale, not lower labor costs, drives China's current advantage in manufacturing photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems. This study also suggests current advantages of China-based manufacturers can be reproduced in USA. Read More

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U.S. reaches settlement with Safeway to reduce emissions.

September 9, 2013

In settlement agreement with U.S., Safeway grocery store chain has agreed to pay $600,000 civil penalty and implement corporate-wide plan to significantly reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances from refrigeration equipment at 659 stores nationwide, estimated to cost $4.1 million. Settlement resolves allegations that Safeway violated federal Clean Air Act by failing to promptly repair leaks of HCFC-22, and failed to keep adequate records of refrigeration equipment servicing. Read More