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NEMA Publishes Annual Electrical Standards and Products Guide

ESPG 2012The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published the 2012 edition of its Electrical Standards and Products Guide, a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers and their products.

It is used by military, government, and private buyers who work in lighting, motors and industrial controls, transmission and distribution, transportation, medical imaging, architecture and construction, and other industries that specify and use electrical equipment.

A complimentary copy may be downloaded at no charge at www.nema.org/espg.

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Commercial News USA is Now Available
Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has launched a new interactive PDF edition. The new edition is available for free at cnusa.thinkglobal.us. Commercial News USA offers exporters an affordable way to promote their products and services in 178 countries worldwide.
U.S. Department of Commerce

Lung Cancer Walk on National Mall
Following a blog on the changing face of lung cancer, NBC 4 in Washington, DC profiled Jerry Sorkin, founder of Breathe Deep DC.
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ESFI Names Mr. Electric® as the 2011 Safety Award for Excellence Recipient
The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has named Mr. Electric® as the recipient of the 2011 Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE), presented by the Foundation for outstanding efforts in promoting electrical safety.
Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)

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On the Hill/Around the Nation

Transmission Siting Gets Attention: The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced its intention to work more closely with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to carry out its enhanced transmission siting authorities provided under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005). Additionally, on October 4, a new multi-agency effort, the Rapid Response Team for Transmission , was announced to increase cooperation among federal agencies and accelerate federal approvals of electrical transmission projects that impact federal lands, beginning with seven projects totaling more than 3,400 miles. Finally, on October 27, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced legislation that seeks to clarify federal backstop siting authority for interstate transmission projects granted to FERC in EPAct 2005. HR 3280, provides the authority even if a state actively denies the permit, assuming a number of conditions are met. NEMA has been outspoken about and has advocated for streamlined transmission siting processes and regulations in order to reduce grid congestion, improve the delivery of power, and facilitate new transmission infrastructure as well as construction and related domestic jobs.
—National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

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International News

Brazil Export Green Webinar III
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM EST

Learn more about all the opportunities for your business in Brazil!

  • Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Brazil's Energy Sector
  • Opportunities for Georgia Green Companies in Brazil
  • Would you like to meet company representatives and experts from Brazil? 

U.S. Chamber of  Commerce

Export University 301: CE Marking
Date: Monday, December 5, 2011
Location: DeSales University
University Center–Commonwealth Room
2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034
Time: 8:30 AM–12:00 PM
U.S. Department of Commerce / U.S. Commercial Service

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