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Global Gathering addresses PV role in energy prosperity.

Global Alliance of Solar Energy Research Institutes convened worldwide gathering of 50 experts from Germany, Japan, United States, and elsewhere to discuss the future of photovoltaics and assess its contributions to increasing global prosperity, energy security, and mitigation of climate change. During GA-SERI Terawatt Workshop, discussions centered on challenges that must be overcome to...

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Test Method will evaluate fire-resistant wood products.

Proposed ASTM test method will determine effects of high temperatures and humidity on fire-retardant-treated wood products, helping labs develop new products for wood-construction markets.- Specifically, according to ASTM member Jerry Winandy, standard will deliver accelerated test of structural composite panels at elevated temperatures and controlled humidity. It can provide critical...

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ASTM Panel Event highlights SMBs, technical standards.

Interested parties are invited to attend ASTM International's lunch-hour event on April 12 in San Antonio as part of Committee Week" conference. Focusing on SMBs that create and use technical standards, event will feature Gary Ogden, Technical Manager at Wells Plastics Ltd (UK) along with leaders from other committees: Julie Kilgore, President of- Wasatch Environmental; Dhuanne Dodrill,...

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Free ANSI Event to focus on open source and its community impact.

Open Source, Open Standards, Open Minds" will be held by ANSI on- April 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. McCoy Smith, patent, IP, and open source attorney at Intel®, will give keynote address, and 15 distinguished speakers will talk about open source and its impact on standards community. Interactive panel sessions include "Industry Impact," "The Right Tool for the Job: Traditional Standards,...

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Student Paper Competition imagines a world without standards.

ANSI, in conjunction with its Committee on Education, announces fifth annual student paper competition as part of its ongoing efforts to spread awareness among postsecondary students of the significance of standards and conformance. Applicants must describe what a world would be like without standards. Submissions should demonstrate specific examples to highlight how the products, services, and...

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TIA Announces Date for ATS training in Chicago area.

Tire Industry Association's (TIA) Certified Automotive Training Service (ATS) Instructor Class will take place October 18–21, 2016 in Joliet, IL. This in-depth classroom and hands-on class must be successfully completed by industry professionals in order to return to dealerships- and train technicians to prepare them for certification. Along with instruction on TPMSs, Class includes...

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TIA Accepting Nominations for its Board of Directors.

Tire Industry Association (TIA) is accepting- 2016–2017 TIA Board of Directors nominations. Members, who serve for 3-year terms, may be re-elected to serve 2 additional 3-year terms. Requisites for holding TIA board position include employment by TIA member company – manufacturers, tire dealers, wholesale distributors, suppliers, recyclers, and retreaders – that has been in good...

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ANSI Accredited Committee revises electricity metering code.

NEMA announced that- ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C12 revised ANSI C12.1-2014 Code for Electricity Metering. Standard establishes acceptable performance criteria for new types of alternating current watthour meters, demand meters, demand registers, pulse devices, and auxiliary devices. Changes incorporated into ANSI C12.1 better reflect current operational and equipment trends within...

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ATA, HDMA/MEMA partner to develop commercial vehicle event.

ATA, along with the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association, announced they had entered into agreement with global event management and trade show firm Messe Frankfurt Inc. to develop a new truck and transportation event. Preliminary plans call for an event, based in North America, to be held in early fall, biennially in odd-numbered...

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NREL Supports Native American Tribes with clean energy programs.

In 2008, Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe leaders established zero net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 100% renewable energy vision to power their community. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has since been helping that tribe refine its climate action strategy and GHG reduction goals. According to Blue Lake Rancheria Energy Director Jana Ganion, NREL provides expert, practical support for...

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