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Deadline for NREL Director's Fellowships is approaching.

August 26, 2013

Deadline for scientists and engineers interested in participating in NREL's Director's Fellowships program is September 30. NREL Director's Fellowships are designed to attract next generation of exceptionally qualified scientists and engineers with outstanding talent and credentials in renewable energy research and related disciplines. Candidates must be recent Ph.D. graduates (within 2 years of completion), and demonstrate promising career of leadership and research. Read More

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AAMA Publishes Requirements for solar reflective finishes.

August 26, 2013

AAMA 643-13, "Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Solar Reflective Finishes," describes test procedures and performance requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fiber reinforced thermoset, or wood profiles for windows, doors, wall panels, and similar products. Also, AAMA 643 will let end users specify and obtain factory-applied finishes that will provide higher than standard Total Solar Reflectance. Read More

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ATA seeks nominations for Russell Award.

August 26, 2013

American Trucking Associations announced it is seeking nominations for seventh annual Mike Russell "Good stuff" Trucking Image Award, which honors trucking companies, state associations, and allied companies who creatively generate positive awareness of the trucking industry. Submissions will be evaluated by impartial panel of judges based on creativity, execution, and reach/impact. All submissions must be submitted to image campaign by Sept 23. Read More

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NREL receives third consecutive IEEE Cherry Award.

August 23, 2013

Keith Emery, an NREL engineer who built a world-class testing facility for characterizing and measuring efficiency of solar cells and modules, was given the annual William R. Cherry Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers—one of the most coveted awards in the world of solar photovoltaic energy. Award recognizes individual engineer or scientist who has devoted part of his or her professional life to the advancement of the science and technology of PV energy conversion. Read More

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EPA Energy Star Building Competition has 3,000+ entrants.

August 23, 2013

U.S. EPA launched 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from 3,200+ buildings across USA will compete to see who can most reduce their buildings' energy use. Over 25 different types of commercial buildings are entered into this year's competition and represent all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Midpoint results will be posted in December, and winner will be announced in April 2014. Read More

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FAA Policy helps improve safety of aircraft cabin crewmembers.

August 23, 2013

FAA, working with OSHA, issued final policy for improving workplace safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers. While FAA's aviation safety regulations take precedence, OSHA will be able to enforce certain occupational safety and health standards not covered by FAA oversight. Safety issues that fall under OSHA standards include information on hazardous chemicals, exposure to blood-borne pathogens, hearing conservation programs, rules on record-keeping, and access to employee exposure/medical records. Read More

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EPRI Announces Dates for conference, tour, and seminar.

August 23, 2013

Taking place September 16–17 in New Orleans, LA, 17th Annual Power Switching Safety and Reliability Conference will feature "Reporting and Tracking Near Misses: How to Prevent Predictable Surprises" theme and foster exchange of information about switching policies and procedures. Tour of Gretna Transmission Operations Center will be offered on September 15 at 9 am, and "Human Performance" seminar will be given on same day from 2:00 to 6:30 pm by Dr. James Merlo. Read More

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Equipment Finance Market Confidence rises for fourth month.

August 22, 2013

According to August 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI), confidence in equipment finance market is 61.0. This marks increase from July's 59.4 and fourth consecutive MCI-EFI increase. When asked about business conditions over next 4 months, demand for leases and loans to fund capital expenditures, and access to capital to fund equipment acquisitions over the next 4 months, all believe business conditions will improve. Read More