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Protect Ya Neck

Proposed EPA cuts aim for the jugular of clean and green The White House announced plans on February 28th to reduce the EPA’s budget by 25%. This alone was enough to raise nervousness among fervent supporters of the organization, which includes the entire renewable energy industry. Half a month later, the word on the street […]

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Hello, Old Friend

U.S. and EU collaborate for new standards In an EA interview with motor efficiency expert Ben Ehmcke back in August, some of the things brought to light were the disparity between motor design efficiency in Europe and here in the United States. Ehmcke divulged what many in his circle already knew—that the U.S. has lagged […]

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Meeting of the Minds

Standards of old (UL) teams with progressives of new (AWEA) In a striking example of progressive collaboration, UL is one of the organizations offering preparations for an upcoming renewable energy event, AWEA’s Resources & Projects Energy Assessments Seminar 2016. The AWEA event, to be held 9/27-28 in Minneapolis, is designed as a forum for global wind energy […]

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Don’t get ANSI, it’s here

Organization announces World Standards Week 2016 On Tuesday, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) announced dates for World Standards Week (WSW) 2016, which will be held October 24–28 in Washington, DC.  WSW is an ANSI-hosted annual event designed to inspire open dialogue about developments and challenges related to standardization and conformity assessment, highlighted in multiple keynote speaker sessions and conferences. […]

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Case(s) Dismissed

RELATED – NBC News reports: a former OSHA federal whistleblower investigator who told members of the media about  problems in the Whistleblower Protection Program says that OSHA has fired him in retaliation   – story/video news report here OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program Draws Criticism The government agency program designed to protect whistleblowers has reportedly fallen short on a […]

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EASA announces first accreditation program for electric motor repair companies

The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced the global industry’s first program for accreditation of electric motor repair service providers. The EASA Accreditation Program provides assurance to electric motor end-users that “repairs performed at accredited facilities conform to industry standards and maintain the reliability and efficiency of the repaired motor.” These standards are contained in […]

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Dept. of Energy issues final rule for updating electric motor legislation

WEG Electric along with a coalition of other National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) electric motor manufacturers and energy advocates have been working with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the past three years in order to provide maximum energy benefits for all users of low voltage motors. The DOE is required by law to review […]

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NEMA debuts new online standards store

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) debuted its new online storefront for purchasing NEMA standards. The store’s interface is easier for customers to interact with and features a more robust searching capability, according to NEMA. “We’re constantly trying to improve the standards purchasing process,” said NEMA assistant vice president Paul Molitor. “Regular visitors to our standards […]

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NEMA publishes standard for portable rechargeable cells and batteries

The May issue of Electrical Apparatus Magazine will include a column on the importance of battery life for electrical testing equipment. This issue is also significant for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), that recently published ANSI C18.2M, Part 1-2013 American National Standard for Portable Rechargeable Cells and Batteries—General and Specifications. This publication applies to portable rechargeable, […]

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Seattle requires electrical service providers to comply with PEARL standards

Seattle has become one of the first major metropolitan areas to include electrical reconditioning standards developed by the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) as a requisite for new electrical testing, assessment, and remanufacturing services. Earlier in August, the city announced it was seeking to contract for these services and the invitation to bid specified that […]

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