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Month: March 2014

Voices on Trade

Voices on Trade

President Obama's point man on trade, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman (@MikeFroman), met recently with the NEMA Board of Governors. Why? I venture a guess that it's because they care about trade and access to international markets. If I'm right, it turns out they are in good company.    Recent polling commissioned by the Business Roundtable (BRT) found that 82 percent of Americans support U.S. trade negotiations to open foreign markets and ensure Read more [...]
USNC/IEC to meet with Germany’s National Committee to discuss National Conformity Assessment Issues

USNC/IEC to meet with Germany’s National Committee to discuss National Conformity Assessment Issues

A joint meeting between the U.S. National Committee of the IEC (USNC/IEC) and the German National Committee for IEC has been scheduled for March 26-27, 2014 in Frankfurt, German.  The USNC/IEC serves as the focal point for U.S. parties who are interested in the development, promulgation and use of globally-relevant standards for the electotechnical industry. The USNC/IEC is a committee of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).   The purpose of the meeting is to have an in depth Read more [...]
Why I Installed Solar Panels on My Roof, and How They Are Saving Me Money

Why I Installed Solar Panels on My Roof, and How They Are Saving Me Money

This past summer, my soon-to-be wife and I purchased our first home in Washington, DC’s H Street Northeast neighborhood a few blocks from Union Station. After years of renting, we finally had the opportunity to create the energy-efficient and solar-powered home we always wanted. Both my fiancée, Amy, and I work on energy and environmental issues – we spend our days encouraging others to become more energy efficient and to reduce their carbon emissions. So, naturally, when we had the opportunity Read more [...]