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NREL Assessment highlights green utility power leaders.

May 4, 2010

U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) annual assessment of leading utility green power programs indicates there are 850+ utilities across U.S. that offer green power programs. Utility green power sales in 2009 exceeded 6 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) and represent more than 5% of total electricity sales for some of most popular programs. Wind energy represents ~2/3 of electricity generated for green energy programs nationwide. Read More

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BIO World Congress to cover investments in bio-based economy.

May 4, 2010

Seventh annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing will be held June 27-30, 2010. Investors, government officials, and executives from companies commercializing renewable chemical/biofuel technology will discuss status of industry, market acceptance, and potential help from government policy. According to BIO white paper, biobased chemicals and products market is producing more than 40,000 jobs and is projected to grow to more than $500 billion by 2025. Read More

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BIO International Convention to address global climate, hunger issues.

May 4, 2010

To be held May 3-6, 2010, in Chicago, IL, 2010 BIO International Convention will feature food and agriculture program highlighting biotechnologies that address hunger and climate change, as well as role of policy in public's ability to benefit from these technologies. Exhibit floor will feature Food and Agriculture Pavilion that will demonstrate the benefits of plant biotechnology and BIO Booth with exhibit that showcases benefits of genetically engineered livestock. Read More

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IPC elects Mel Parrish as TAEC Chair for 2-yr term.

May 4, 2010

Mel Parrish of STI Electronics, Inc. was elected to chair IPC Technical Activities Executive Committee (TAEC) during TAEC meeting at IPC APEX EXPO(TM) 2010. One of Parrish's first tasks will be to lead TAEC through process of establishing commonality among IPC standards regarding electronics class designations. Parrish has been active in IPC technical committees for over 23 yr and has been member of TAEC and Committee Chairman Council for more than 10 yr. Read More

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NAM commends General Motors for repaying government loans.

May 4, 2010

In response to company's announcement, NAM President John Engler said organization commends General Motors for repaying government loans ahead of schedule. Citing this as positive step on road to economic recovery, Engler said, "The American auto industry represents the country's largest manufacturing base and is critical to manufacturing renewal, which will create quality jobs and grow the economy." NAM represents manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Read More

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AMMA supports opt-out provision in EPA lead paint rule.

May 4, 2010

AMMA is urging government officials to ensure opt-out provision in EPA's Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule. If provision is removed, full cost of newly required preparation and labor efforts will be imposed on all homeowners with no pregnant women or children under 6. According to Rich Walker, premature implementation of EPA rule may deliver devastating blow to home renovation industry and drive homeowners to seek untrained contractors or attempt to replace windows themselves. Read More

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IPC-4202 Revision updates dielectric materials guidance.

May 4, 2010

IPC has released IPC-4202A, Flexible Base Dielectrics for Use in Flexible Printed Circuitry. Data has been added to help users determine capability/compatibility of flexible base dielectric materials in manufacturing flexible printed circuitry/flat cables. Updates to specification sheets include newest properties for material types, and expanded dielectric metrics of properties such as permittivity/loss tangents include frequencies of 1 MHz, 1 GHz, and 10 GHz. Read More

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Supplier Management Council Meeting considered a success.

May 4, 2010

Based on post-event surveys from attendees, Spring 2010 SMC meeting was the most well attended to date. Theme of meeting was "Global Aerospace Market: Opportunities and Challenges." Sponsored by Honeywell and Raytheon, event covered topics such as AIA's Electronic Enterprise Integration Committee update, Quadrennial Defense Review analysis and impacts, Business Continuity Planning, and Export Control Compliance: How to Make it a Competitive Advantage. Read More

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Passenger Revenue, Cargo Traffic detailed in ATA report.

May 4, 2010

Based on sample group of carriers, ATA report showed passenger revenue rose 15.4% in March versus same month in 2009. Approximately 1.4% more passengers traveled on U.S. airlines in March, while average price to fly one mile rose 11.7%. Growth spanned all regions in international markets, with passenger revenues rising 19.6%. Also, U.S. airlines saw cargo traffic rise 14% year over year (4% domestically and 23% internationally) in February 2010, driven by increased international trade. Read More

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AWWA's Drinking Water Week 2010 kicks off.

May 4, 2010

Throughout Drinking Water Week 2010, AWWA will highlight what "Only Tap Water Delivers," drawing special attention to drinking water quality, water safety and conservation, and importance of water infrastructure. To commemorate occasion, water utilities, environmental advocates, and others will celebrate through school events, public presentations, and community festivals. They will also provide communities with tips for protecting water supplies and conserving resources. Read More

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NHA Hydrogen/Fuel Cell Conference showcases industry firsts.

May 4, 2010

Taking place May 3-6 in Long Beach, CA, NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo features auto manufacturers, hydrogen producers, and fuel cell and component manufacturers that are revealing news or new products. Fleet of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles and hydrogen engine vehicles are available for rides and test-drives, and highlighted products will include Proton Energy Systems' electrolyzer platform, Linde's Ionic Compressor technology, and WEH Technologies' TK17 fueling nozzle. Read More

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RIA WLS Certification applauds actions of 6 professionals.

May 4, 2010

RIA recognized 6 professionals - Luc Caron, William Shawn Silliman, Jeffrey D. Owens, Scott Black, Brian T. Johns, and Johnathan B. Launder - with Water Loss Specialist (WLS) certification. As highest recognition awarded in cleaning and restoration industry to professionals engaged in water loss restoration, WLS certification emphasizes high levels of professionalism and training in water damage, drying and restoration, microbial remediation, and health and safety. Read More

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BIO Releases Keynote Session Statement for annual convention.

May 4, 2010

BIO released statement that 2010 BIO International Convention keynotes are open only to attendees with Full Convention or Full Daily Registration Access and special guests. Alternate programming is available for members of media. Running May 3-6, 2010, BIO International Convention is being held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Read More

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EPA Website on BP Oil Spill offers information to public.

May 4, 2010

EPA established website to inform public about spill's impact on environment and health of residents. It includes data from EPA's ongoing air monitoring, such as readings from air monitoring stations along Plaquemines Parish on Louisiana coast and mobile Trace Atmospheric Gas Analyzers. Frequently asked questions, fact sheets about potential health impacts of spill, and links to more information on spill and government's response are also included. Read More

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RIA Awards Certification to professionals at Atlanta convention.

May 4, 2010

RIA has recognized 14 professionals with Certified RestorerSM certification at induction and awards ceremony during RIA convention. It is highest recognition awarded in cleaning and restoration industry to professionals engaged in property damage restoration as result of fire, smoke, water, and vandalism. To receive CR status, individuals must complete intensive educational requirements, author formal paper or report, and demonstrate knowledge/commitment to RIA Code of Ethics. Read More

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ASC Membership enables participation in standards development.

May 4, 2010

By joining Accredited Standards Committee Z136, individuals can participate in development and revision processes of Z136 laser safety standards. Membership on consensus body, referred to as the Committee, consists of organizations, companies, government agencies, and individuals and is open to anyone with direct interest in its activities. Majority of members belong to one or more of the standards and/or technical subcommittees where primary development and maintenance of standards takes place. Read More

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Northern California LIA Chapter heard climate change presentation.

May 4, 2010

On April 21st, Northern California LIA Chapter hosted 50 industry professionals to hear Dr. Ken Caldeira talk on climate change and its impact on this world. Caldeira researches ocean acidification, climate effects of trees, intentional climate modification, and interactions in global carbon/climate system. His presentation reviewed natural and man-made contributions to global warming, including scientific and socioeconomic perspectives of various options for dealing with said issues. Read More

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NAM VP Makes Statement on Senate derivatives bill.

May 4, 2010

Dorothy Coleman, NAM Vice President for Tax and Domestic Economic Policy, issued a statement following Senate Agriculture Committee's markup of financial services reform legislation. Citing that "many manufacturers rely on over-the-counter derivatives to manage the risks of day-to-day business operations," Coleman noted that "We are encouraged that the bill...recognizes the importance of these risk management tools." Read More

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AASHTO Report calls for balanced livability approach.

May 4, 2010

Describing how full range of transportation options can improve livability throughout communities, The Road to Livability states DOTs are using every opportunity to tailor transportation projects to needs of communities with which they interact. States are also expanding options for biking, walking, and transit use as well as implementing road-related, livable policies such as revitalizing urban centers, building local economies, and preserving historic sites and scenic country roads. Read More

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Clean Tech Investor Sessions to be held during BIO World Congress.

May 3, 2010

Scheduled for June 28-29, BIO's Clean Tech Investor Session Program will be held during 2010 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in Washington, DC. Executives from emerging industrial biotechnology companies seeking investment and partnering opportunities will present their new technologies, accomplishments, milestones, value propositions, and business cases for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical platforms. Read More