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Register Today for IDEA’s Next Webinar: “The Digital You” on April 24th
IDEA, the official technology service provider of the electrical industry, has launched an “Industry Inspired. Industry Wired.” webinar series. The series’ first webinar, “The Digital You,” explores the industry-inspired solutions that can help manufacturers build a strong web presence and create a consistent brand experience. To register, click here.
—IDEA eSolutions

Superior Energy Performance Webinars
This free webinar series will provide small, medium, and large manufacturers with the information they need to prepare for implementing an energy management system. The series is divided into four parts and is based on the DOE eGuide and the ISO 50001 standard. Each webinar includes suggested activities tied to the eGuide and helpful to understanding the information presented.

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—DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

Three Key Places to Look for Energy Losses in Commercial Buildings
Many systems and pieces of equipment in commercial buildings waste energy in terms of heat. Motors, pumps and electrical boxes generate heat and can lose energy efficiency as they begin to fail. Building owners, building managers and facilities engineers should their buildings to identify potential energy losses.

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USGBC To Revamp the LEED Program
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is revamping the LEED rating system this year. LEED 2012 will focus on improving the rating system’s clarity (providing more precise technical criteria) and making the system more user-friendly.
—Environmental Leader LLC

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Are You Prepared for the EU’s new Environmental Directives?
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear important updates on the RoHS, WEEE, and ERP Directives.
Location: Washington, DC, U.S. Department of Commerce
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
—U.S. Department of Commerce

WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China—Measures Related to the Exportation of Rare Earths, Tungsten and Molybdenum
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is providing notice that in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’), the United States requested consultations regarding restraints on the export from China of various forms of rare earths, tungsten and molybdenum (the ‘‘materials’’).
—Federal Register

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Market Comments by Tom Robinson
At third point in the economy it has basically become all about jobs. ISM manufacturing data for March showed the dynamic sector quickening a bit, but ISM non manufacturing slowing appreciably. read more...

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