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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Cass Appeal

Minnesota machining company rebrands and revamps Cass Screw Machine Products, LLC, of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has announced the renaming of the company to Cass Precision Machining. The company also launched a new website, it announced in a press release October 3. Cass produces precision machined parts for OEMs throughout the USA and internationally. It has […]

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The Other UPS

Eaton, Fortum team up for Uninterruptible Power Supply solutions Eaton, the power management company with operational headquarters in Beachwood, Ohio, is releasing a reserve power supply innovation in conjunction with European energy provider Fortum. UPS—Uninterruptible Power Supply, not United Parcel Service—is centered around electrical apparatus that provides alternate, emergency power to a load upon input, […]

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Powering the Powerless

Yamaha lends a hand in Puerto Rico Yamaha Motor Corp. USA’s Outdoor Power Equipment Division has announced that it is donating nearly 400 generators to the Red Cross for its disaster relief efforts. Yamaha announced in a press release Tuesday that it is donating both its 2000-watt and 2800-watt inverter generator models to the Red […]

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Coal Compensation

DOE nudges FERC by filing Notice of Proposed Rulemaking In an update to a recent Direct & Current item, the Department of Energy pushed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission September 29 to increase compensation for generators providing baseload power supplies, proposing a wide-ranging makeover for the nation’s competitive power markets, specifically intended to help traditional […]

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Siemens Activity

German giant has an especially active week Last week saw major maneuvering from companies such as ABB and General Electric, two giants who serve manufacturers and tech industries alike. Perhaps that has made others inclined to follow suit. Siemens has had an especially active week. The German engineering conglomerate most recently turned heads early Thursday […]

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A Legend Dies

Emerson’s Knight was known for ferocity and remarkable streak of earnings An executive legend of the electric motor industry passed away September 12. Charles Knight, known to many who worked with him as “Chuck”, was known for his ferocity in management and a remarkable streak of earnings for Emerson Electric. When he was named CEO […]

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You Know The Drill

SDI and Parsable complete transition to ‘Industry 4.0’  Scientific Drilling International (SDI) announced September 12 it completed a transition to paperless operations for its four domestic repair facilities. SDI has been working on a five-year overhaul on customer service, tool reliability, strategic cost reduction, and optimization of processes for directional drilling equipment and services providers […]

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Daimler Turns the Tide

German automaker to invest $1B in Alabama plant Another gesture towards the potency of the electric vehicle market was made September 21, with a high-line German car builder also opting to ‘reshore’ 600 American jobs in the process. Germany’s Daimler said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to […]

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Import to Injury

ITC rules on solar panels; decision goes to Mr. Trump The International Trade Commission determined imported solar panels to be a threat to U.S. solar manufacturers in a 4-0 vote September 22. The ruling found that imports of cheap solar panels have “caused injury to domestic solar manufacturers”, and sets up a looming decision on […]

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