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Alex T.C. Lau receives Sydney D. Andrews Award.

February 25, 2013

Alex T.C. Lau, president of TCL Consulting in Ontario, Canada, has received Sydney D. Andrews Scroll of Achievement from ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants. A graduate of the University of Toronto where he received a bachelor’s degree in applied science and engineering physics, Lau is a specialist in process analytics engineering, operations, and statistical engineering as well as quality assurance and standardization for measurement and manufacture of fuels. Read More

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Cloud and Big Data Conference Video available on demand.

February 25, 2013

Held January 15-16, 2013, Cloud Computing and Big Data Conference webinar explored opportunities created by intersection of these new computing technologies. During meeting, government and industry professionals described success of projects achieved with big data and cloud strategies. Cloud experts also shared their progress in Priority Action Plans associated with USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volume I, and participated in panel on international cloud computing standards. Read More

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NREL Helps Communities Assess electric vehicle readiness.

February 25, 2013

To help local and regional leaders assess readiness of their communities for arrival of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) NREL launched Plug-In Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Scorecard (PEV Scorecard).  This detailed, interactive online assessment tool, developed by NREL for DOE's Clean Cities initiative, collects information about community PEV readiness, provides feedback on its progress, and offers guidance for improvement. Read More

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NEMA supports energy efficiency "Race to the Top" program.

February 25, 2013

NEMA's High Performance Building Council applauds President Obama's announcement of an energy efficiency "Race to the Top" program to encourage innovation and competition in state energy efficiency policies. States with best ideas to create jobs and lower energy bills by constructing more efficient buildings will receive federal support to help make it happen. Resulting reforms will drive investments that enhance manufacturing competitiveness, improve grid resiliency, and cut carbon pollution. Read More

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ISPE Issues Survey to help understand drug shortages.

February 25, 2013

To be sent to ISPE's international Membership in mid-February global survey on drug shortages intends to leverage ISPE Members' expertise to gather data on technical, scientific, manufacturing, quality, and compliance issues that have resulted in drug shortages. Preliminary results are expected in June 2013. According to ISPE's Nancy S. Berg, "ISPE is committed to supporting efforts to uncover the root causes of drug shortages, and we believe this survey is a critical first step." Read More

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ASTM Committee forms subcommittee on energy piping systems.

February 25, 2013

Under jurisdiction of ASTM International Committee F17 on Plastic Piping Systems, Subcommittee F17.68 on Energy Piping Systems has been created to ensure development of appropriate ASTM standards for products related to energy source applications. Newly formed subcommittee will discuss topics for proposed standards at their first meeting as part of Committee F17 at the April ASTM committee week in Indianapolis, IN. Read More

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NEMA Guide covers frequency of sampling cables for test.

February 25, 2013

NEMA has published ANSI/NEMA WC 54/ICEA T-26-465 Guide for Frequency of Sampling Extruded Dielectric Power, Control, Instrumentation, and Portable Cables for Test. Guide provides combination of plans for frequencies at which cable samples may be obtained for tests to determine conformance to appropriate requirements of ICEA standards publications. Valid statistical sampling frequencies other than those listed are acceptable if evidence of statistical control can be demonstrated. Read More

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Transocean Pleads Guilty to Deepwater Horizon CWA violation.

February 25, 2013

Transocean Deepwater Inc. pled guilty today to violation of Clean Water Act (CWA) that involved illegal conduct which led to 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster and was sentenced to pay $400 million in criminal fines and penalties. During guilty plea and sentencing proceeding, Judge Milazzo found imposed criminal payments, directed to National Academy of Sciences and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, appropriately designed to help remedy harm done to Gulf of Mexico. Read More