December 17, 2012 | Vol. 24
NEMA Urges Congress, State, and Local Governments to “Rebuild the Smart Way” After Hurricane Sandy
In anticipation of Congress acting on the
president’s request for $60.4 billion for “response, recovery, and mitigation related to Hurricane
Sandy,” NEMA delivered a letter to key members of Congress and a publication explaining how impacted states and localities can use currently available technologies to “Rebuild the Smart Way.”
The letter to Congress urges that recipients of federal funds be required to utilize technologies
that will mitigate future power outages and protect lives, homes and businesses.
NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis said the requirement is designed to “ensure the best bang for the buck with technologies that will improve the resilience of electric infrastructure and ensure continued operation of facilities critical to first responders, communications, health care, transportation, financial systems, water treatment, emergency food and shelter, and other vital services.”
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NEMA publishes ANSI/NEMA HP 4-2012 Electrical and Electronic FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) Insulated High Temperature Hook-Up Wire, Types KT (250 Volt), K (600 Volt), and KK (1000 Volt)
ANSI/NEMA HP 4-2012 covers specific requirements for FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene) insulated solid and stranded wire, designed for the internal wiring of high reliability electrical and electronic equipment.
Acuity Brands Experts Receive Prestigious IES Awards
Acuity Brands Lighting experts Richard Heinisch and John Selander were acknowledged for exemplary contributions to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and lighting industry during the 2012 IES Conference in November.
Technology from Emerson to Help Manage Clean Energy in California
Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, has been selected to provide its Ovation™ control and optimization technology for two renewable energy projects being developed by EDF Renewable Energy, the U.S. unit of French energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles.
HID Lamp Shipment Indexes Continue to Decline
NEMA’s indexes for high intensity discharge (HID) lamp shipments declined for the second consecutive quarter in 2012Q3.
Market Comments by Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson, Ph.D., President Oppenheimer Asset Management, shares his take on the economy in a weekly column Market Comments, which is republished here each Monday. His column provides a quick summary of key economic data releases from the previous week as well as insight about likely developments in financial markets. read more...
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All eyes turn to EPA with major air standards due this week
Public health advocates, industry groups and lawmakers this week are anxiously waiting to see whether U.S. EPA will finalize major new air standards for small particles that come from power plants, boilers and car tailpipes.
Indianapolis plans to replace entire city fleet with electric, plug-in hybrids by 2025
Indianapolis wants to become the first major city to replace its entire fleet with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in a move the mayor says is designed to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign-produced fuels, city officials said. Mayor Greg Ballard signed an executive order mandating the city to replace its current sedans with electric vehicles.
Senate Appropriators Match White House Sandy Aid Request
Democrats have been pushing to clear by December what they call a “robust” aid package, which would provide funds to address long-term rebuilding needs as well as filling the coffers of agencies helping with more immediate work, such as providing temporary housing.
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