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EPA warns against use of refrigerant substitutes.

July 10, 2013

U.S. EPA is warning homeowners, propane manufacturers and sellers, home improvement contractors, and air conditioning technicians of potential safety hazards related to the use of propane or other unapproved refrigerants in home air conditioning systems. At this time, EPA has not approved use of propane refrigerant or other hydrocarbon refrigerants in any type of air conditioner. Use of these substances poses potential fire or explosion hazard for homeowners and service technicians. Read More

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CSE Brings Solar Initiatives to Intersolar North America.

July 9, 2013

Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) announced it will exhibit at Intersolar North America conference and trade show, which will take place July 8–11 at in San Francisco, CA. In addition to promoting its R&D services, CSE will be showcasing 2 major initiatives intended to accelerate solar adoption in USA. Discussion will cover research project to develop plug-and-play solar PV systems as well as results from PV Durability Initiative (PVDI). Read More

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EPA and Department of Commerce launch online reference tool.

July 9, 2013

Developed as joint venture between EPA and U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit offers stakeholders in other countries a broad perspective on U.S. approach to specific environmental issues. Interactive web-based resource combines EPA expertise on solving environmental challenges with ITA's catalog of U.S. providers of related technologies. It includes interactive menus, search functionality, and adaptive formatting for mobile use. Read More

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Nonresidential Construction Spending rises 0.1% in May.

July 9, 2013

According to July 2 report by U.S. Commerce Department, total construction spending, which includes nonresidential and residential spending, was up 0.5% for month and 5.4% from May 2012. ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu noted that “The economy has now entered its fifth year of economic recovery and many economic forecasters expect an acceleration of growth later this year and in 2014." Basu also noted the hindering effects of ongoing sequestration. Read More

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Santiago Grijalva named Director of Power Systems Engineering.

July 9, 2013

Santiago Grijalva comes to NREL with industry and academic experience, most recently from Georgia Institute of Technology, where he held position of Georgia Power Distinguished Professor and Strategic Energy Institute Associate Director for Electricity. As part of Energy Systems Integration team at NREL, Dr. Grijalva will develop strategic direction of Power Systems Engineering Center, enhance technical capabilities, and steward core competencies that advance electric power technologies. Read More

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FIZ Karlsruhe and CAS launch Version One of STN platform.

July 9, 2013

Version One of SNT platform delivers core STN content including complete CAS REGISTRYSM and CAplusSM content along with Thomson Reuters' Derwent World Patents Index®, including Derwent Chemistry Resource. Users can manage search strategies and results in dedicated "projects," which enable search professionals to organize and work on numerous projects concurrently. User interface shows search query, history, and results at a glance while highlighting most relevant answer sets. Read More

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ASTM Steel Committee presents Award of Merit to Thomas Mach.

July 9, 2013

ASTM International Committee A01 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys presented Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow to Thomas J. Mach, QC manager at Mach Industrial Group in Houston, TX. ASTM International member since 1995, Mach was honored for outstanding leadership and contributions to standardization of steel forgings for wrought fittings, steel and stainless steel pipe and tube, and special applications. Read More

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Aluminum Association reaches record membership.

July 9, 2013

Aluminum Association announced addition of 3 companies to organization's membership. Scotwood Industries, Page Transportation, and Alloy Technology Innovations, each of which provides goods or services to aluminum industry, will join as Associate members, bringing total membership to 98, consisting of 51 producer and 47 associate members. Additionally, Association's Executive Committee recently elected 3 new members – Etienne Jacques, Kelly Thomas, and Michelle O'Neill. Read More