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Executive Actions will expand deployment of renewable energy.
U.S. Department of Energy    Washington, DC 20585
September 24, 2014 Energy Department announced executive actions to expand renewable energy and cut GHG emissions. To connect skilled veterans to clean energy industry, Solar Instructor Training Network is launching pilot job training program for veterans at 3 military bases. SunShot Initiative announced online tool to chip away at solar soft costs, such as interconnection, permitting, and financing. In addition, Department issued proposed energy efficiency conservation standard for commercial unitary air conditioners.
Executive Actions will advance solar deployment.
U.S. Department of Energy    Washington, DC 20585
September 24, 2014 White House is announcing series of public and private sector commitments and executive actions to advance solar deployment and promote energy efficiency. Some actions include: partnering with military bases to create veterans solar job training pilot; investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in rural areas; proposing energy conservation standard for commercial unit air conditioners; and strengthening commercial and residential buildings codes.
Hodgson addresses impact of California regulations on U.S.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association    Schaumburg, IL 60173
September 24, 2014 Michael Hodgson, ConSol founder, spoke at AAMA 2014 Fall Conference. His presentation, "California Regulatory Proceedings Impacting the Nation," discussed how California’s energy policy is driving market to time-of-use energy pricing, incentivizing ways to reduce peak load and detailing how policy impacts energy choices in buildings. California Energy Commission has proposals for 2016 Energy Code, including using high-performance attics/walls, LED lighting, and 0.82 Energy Factor water heaters.
NEMA and GridWise Alliance champion Grid Innovation Caucus.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
September 24, 2014 NEMA and GridWise Alliance commended Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) on launch of Grid Innovation Caucus, which will educate members of Congress and staff about importance of electric grid to nation’s economy and ability to innovate and modernize grid to bring it into 21st century. Caucus will support education and outreach activities to highlight innovative technologies and efforts that help enhance grid reliability and resilience, as well as improve economic growth.
NEMA supports technology-neutral energy tax provisions.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
September 24, 2014 NEMA commends Senate Finance Committee for holding a hearing on Reforming America’s Outdated Energy Tax Code. According to NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, association is especially encouraged by Chairman Wyden’s support for moving to a technology-neutral and performance-based approach to energy tax policy. NEMA has provided the Finance Committee with a package of technology-neutral tax incentives to boost energy efficiency in new and existing buildings, factories, and electric grid.
Online Machinery Training closes skill gap in plastics industry.
SME    Dearborn, MI 48121
September 23, 2014 SPI and Tooling U-SME announced Plastics U, which aims to close manufacturing skills gap in plastics industry. Administered by Tooling U-SME, PlasticsU will provide formal online training tailored specifically for plastics industry challenges/requirements. Because SPI represents and supports range of companies throughout plastics industry, it partnered with Tooling U-SME to develop PlasticsU and provide customized courses and programs for areas specific to as many stakeholders as possible.
PMMI announces purchase of Summit Media Group, Inc.
PMMI Inc.    Reston, VA 20190
September 23, 2014 PMMI has entered into an agreement to purchase Summit Media Group, Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging. According to PMMI Chairman Bill Crist, PMMI's strategic vision is to create opportunities where businesses and people along the packaging and processing supply chain can convene to network, problem solve, and do business. The robust platform Summit brings to the table will enhance the ability to do that.
EPA announces competitive cooperative agreements.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 22, 2014 EPA announced competitive cooperative agreements with 12 community-based organizations working to address environmental justice issues nationwide. Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for non-profit and tribal organizations to partner with stakeholders from across industry, government, and academia to develop and implement solutions that significantly address environmental and/or public health issues in American communities.
Consumers Energy to install pollution control technology.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 22, 2014 In settlement with U.S., Consumers Energy, a subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation, has agreed to install pollution control technology, continue operating existing pollution controls, and comply with emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from 5 coal-fired power plants located in West Olive, Essexville, Muskegon, and Luna Pier, MI. Settlement will resolve claims that company violated Clean Air Act by modifying facilities in way that caused release of excess sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide.
AEM Customer Support Seminar co-locates with AEMP Symposium.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers    Milwaukee, WI 53214
September 22, 2014 To help equipment manufacturers tune in to customer needs on first-hand basis, AEM is co-locating its 2014 Customer Support Seminar with the annual Asset Management Symposium of AEMP. Key seminar themes will include: how customer service should be treated as an overall approach to systematic improvement for customer retention/growth; strategies OEMs must use to maintain long-term customer relationships; and how recruiting, training, and keeping diverse workforce is critical to future success.
EPA adds 5 hazardous waste sites to National Priorities List.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 19, 2014 EPA is adding 5 hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. They are located in Elkhart, IN; Houma, LA; Newark, NJ; Harleysville, PA; and Bennington VT. In addition, agency is proposing to add 3 additional sites to the list. These include Birmingham AL; Kokomo, IN; and Gibraltar, MI. Superfund program investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.
EPA announces new actions to curb potent greenhouse gases.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 19, 2014 EPA announced 3 new actions that will help support transition to climate-friendly alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons. They include: listing additional fluorinated and non-fluorinated chemicals as acceptable alternatives; identifying refrigerant management options to reduce HFC emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and organizing with stakeholder engagement a series of sector-specific workshops on seeking transitions away from high global warming potential HFCs.
EPRI to Participate in Technical Sessions at 2014 PAC conference.
EPRI    Palo Alto, CA 94304
September 19, 2014 PAC (Protection, Automation, and Control) World Conference will take place in Raleigh, NC from September 23–25, 2014, and EPRI will be participating in several technical sessions. Specifically, EPRI research will be featured in "Setting-less Dynamic State Estimation Based Protection" on September 23 and "A Study of Testing and Maintenance Requirements and Approaches for Protection and Control Systems in IEC 61850 Substations" on September 25.
EPA Settles with DuPont over FIFRA violations, tree deaths/damage.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
September 18, 2014 U.S. EPA announced settlement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for alleged violations of Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). DuPont will pay $1,853,000 to resolve allegations regarding its failure to submit reports to EPA about potential adverse effects of Imprelis herbicide and selling said product with labeling that did not ensure its safe use. Results included 7,000+ reports of damage or death of trees (primarily Norway spruce and white pine).
MESA International Announces 10 new International Board Members.
MESA International    Chandler, AZ 85226
September 18, 2014 According to Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International president Mike Yost, "The International Board" provides strategic vision and direction globally about the most pressing topics and challenges manufacturers and producers face." Ten individuals recently elected by MESA members or appointed by existing International Board include Rob Gellings, Jimmy Asher, Tom Bruhn, Angela Morris, Sanjay Karve, Pat Panchak, Ian Tooke, Conrad Leiva, Khris Kammer, and John Clemons.
FAA Proposes Civil Penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
September 18, 2014 FAA proposes $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace Corp for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Inspection determined some mechanics did not complete required training within established time limits in FAA-approved training manual and missed multiple training deadlines. Also, inspectors could not determine whether some employees completed training or whether records were inaccurate. Allegedly mechanics maintained aircraft without required training.
IPC Comments RAMI Act Passage by U.S. House of Representatives.
IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries    Bannockburn, IL 60015
September 18, 2014 On behalf of IPC and its U.S. member companies, IPC president and CEO John Mitchell applauded U.S. House of Representatives for working in bipartisan manner to pass H.R. 2996 (Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation (RAMI) Act). Mitchell also urged Senate to take similar action and pass its version of said bill "before Congress adjourns for the year." As IPC views growing advanced manufacturing in USA through federal investment as critical, IPC strongly supports the RAMI Act.
RIA to host International Collaborative Robots Workshop.
Robotic Industries Association    Ann Arbor, MI 48108
September 18, 2014 Scheduled for Sept 30, 2014, International Collaborative Robots Workshop will feature world's top robotics experts discussing collaborative robots, including what they are, who makes them, and if they are safe. There will be a panel of users from wide range of companies discussing their current collaborative robot applications. In addition, Rich Mahoney, Director of the Robotics program at SRI International, will discuss the future of collaborative robots.
ASABE Revises combine and grain harvesting terminology standard.
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers    Saint Joseph, MI 49085
September 18, 2014 Revision initiated by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) to ANSI/ASAE S343.3, Terminology for Combines and Grain Harvesting, aims to align terminology with currently used practices. Last updated in 1990, standard contains terminology pertinent to grain combine design and performance. Overall, standard helps improve communication among engineers and researchers and provides basis for comparative listing of machine specifications.
Cellulosic Biofuel Production Teleconference to discuss progress.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
September 17, 2014 "Advanced Biofuels and the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard" teleconference, taking place September 18, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm ET, will feature advanced and cellulosic biofuel producers highlighting visible progress made in commercializing new technology in 2014. Those scheduled to appear include Brent Erickson (BIO), Steve Hartig (POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC), Christopher G. Standlee (Abengoa Bioenergy), and Vonnie Estes (GranBio).

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