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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Webinar: How the U.S. Government Will Determine the Success of the Electric Vehicle Industry
by EV Update

Date/Time: Friday, February 24, 10:00–11:00 a.m. PT

EV Update has announced that the registration to is now open for the free webinar. ‘How the U.S. government will determine the success of the electric vehicle industry’.

It will discuss the EV projects and infrastructure roll-outs that have been financed by the government in order to grow the industry to a predicted $250 billion market place.

You can learn how to implement a successful business strategy that attracts government subsidies and how to prepare your business for when funding runs out.

Topics include:

  • How to attract government subsidies so you can kick start your EV business
  • How to prepare for when govenement funding runs out to ensure your business' lucrative future
  • Results from EV roll-outs so you can apply successful strategies to your business plan

Speakers include:

  • Brendan Jones, Director Nissan LEAF Marketing & Sales Strategy, Nissan North America, Inc.
  • Tonia Buell, Project Development and Communications Manager, WS DoT

Join us on Friday, February 24 to better understand the role of the of the U.S. Government in the EV industry and align your business strategies accordingly.

[ Register for this FREE Webinar Now! ]

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CT Guidance Helps Brain Hemorrhage Outcomes
Intracerebral hemorrhage is becoming less deadly and more surgically treatable, thanks to a new CT-guided technique that applies drugs directly to clots in patients’ brains via a catheter, dissolving them within a couple of days, according to a new study presented at the International Stroke Conference in New Orleans.
—The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)

NREL's REDB Connects Smart Grid Research
Plug-n-play has become so integrated into daily life that most computer users don't give a second thought to hooking up a camera or smart phone to a laptop or tablet. Now, take the same concept and apply it to the nation's complex electrical systems when it comes to "plugging in" renewables or smart grid technologies.
—National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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On the Hill/Around the Nation

NEMA-Backed Carbon Monoxide Bill Gains Ground in Maryland: The Maryland House Environmental Matters Committee on February 2 held its first hearing on HB 2, legislation to require the installation of carbon monoxide (CO) detection and warning equipment in public schools. The Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee will conduct a hearing on companion legislation (SB 173) on February 8. If enacted, Maryland would become the second state to require CO detection in school buildings. Connecticut enacted a NEMA-championed law (Act 11-248) in 2011. NEMA advocates on state and federal levels for initiatives that advance life safety, including carbon monoxide detection requirements for homes, commercial residential occupancies, and schools.
—National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

NEMA Recommends U.S.-European Union Engagement to Prevent Trade Barriers: On February 3, NEMA filed written comments written comments with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to encourage a working group of the U.S. and European Union governments to strive for the reduction and prevention of transatlantic trade barriers, with a special emphasis on industry sectors critical to future economic growth, including Smart Grid, electric vehicle supply equipment, and intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies. NEMA supports U.S. government efforts to eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers inhibiting foreign market access for NEMA exporters.
—National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

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International News

Export Opportunities in Brazil for California Green Companies
Date: February 13, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: San Jose, California, City Hall, Wing Building - Rooms 118-120, Santa Clara and Fourth Streets
—U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Trade Mission: Infrastructure Mission to India
Date: March 25–30, 2012
Secretary of Commerce John Bryson invites U.S. companies to join the Infrastructure Trade Mission to India. The business delegation will have an opportunity to promote equipment, services, and technologies that support India’s infrastructure needs in the following sectors:

  • Project Management and Engineering Services (including architecture and design)
  • Transportation (including road/highways, rail, airports and intelligent transportation systems),
  • Energy (including distribution, transmission and smart grid)

Request an Application Today

—U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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