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When Booth Becomes Bunker

What happens when power goes out at a convention? All gadgeted up with nowhere to connect. That was the scene at CES on Wednesday, the handheld electronics convention that lost power right in the middle of its second day. The Las Vegas event is the largest consumer electronics show in the world, attracting about 184,000 attendees and […]

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Departmental Notices

One proposal is out; another stirs the pot Two major announcements came from the U.S. government within the past week that could have potential consequences for the energy sector. Last Thursday (January 4), the Department of the Interior announced a proposal for offshore drilling that has been bombarded with criticism in the ensuing week since. […]

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More Than Motors: HVAC/R

Part One of a new series in EA exploring fields of expertise for electromechanical service professionals looking to expand HVAC/R service may represent an untapped opportunity for many service companies. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, as the acronym goes, refers to the mechanics of maintaining an environment within established ranges of temperature, humidity, and […]

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Back Office Processes

TRI, Intellilink Seek Partner for BOP Reshoring Project The Reshoring Initiative and Intellilink are seeking a company to participate in a joint research project to confirm whether back office processes (BOPs) can be reshored competitively using local U.S.-based staff and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. If the project is successful, the participating company will achieve […]

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Waste High in Electronics

Progress comes at a price The 2017 Global E-waste Monitor, a three-branch study produced by the United Nations University (UNU), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), was published Wednesday. Its results are quite illuminating. For all the benefits of energy conservation methods, they also have an adverse effect on […]

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EASA As Pie

EASA Accreditation Program reaches milestone of 105 The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) Accreditation Program provides assurance to electric motor owners that repairs performed at accredited facilities conform to industry standards and maintain the reliability and efficiency of the repaired motor. There currently are 105 locations worldwide that have been approved as EASA Accredited Service […]

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A Lot of Chatter

FERC’s interim chair continues to keep everyone on edge Richard Glick, former general counsel for the Democratic Party on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Commission, joined the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as its fourth commissioner yesterday, as he was sworn in. Glick and Kevin McIntyre, who is positioned to serve as chair, were confirmed by the […]

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No Longer Tariff-ied

ITC’s solar panel proposal surprises by coming in at 35% U.S. solar energy developers might get their first good sleep in a month after hearing the first proposal on imported solar panel tariffs from the International Trade Commission Tuesday, which came in at an unexpectedly modest 35%. The proposal will be sent to President Trump for […]

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Mitchell in Nest

Wisconsin-based company wins award for bringing jobs home Mitchell Metal Products, of Merrill, Wisc., received the first National Reshoring Award on Thursday, given in recognition of the company’s success bringing manufacturing back home to the United States. The award, given by The Reshoring Initiative and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), honors “a company that has […]

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EPA Repeals CPP

Official rollback seen as huge win for coal as renewables regroup This decision is one that most American citizens saw coming. Scott Pruitt and the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday the official proposal for repeal of the Clean Power Plan. The plan which was a cornerstone of the Obama administration’s environmental efforts against climate change […]

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