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Author: Kyle Pitsor

Saving Money & New Incandescent Light Bulbs

Saving Money & New Incandescent Light Bulbs

Over the last 2 years, consumers have experienced a significant increase in the number and variety of energy efficient options available to light their homes and businesses.   Starting January 1, 2014, new federal energy efficiency requirements come into force that will result in a further 28% improvement for the standard 60 and 40 watt incandescent bulbs.  These energy efficient incandescent bulbs will only use 43 and 29 watts, respectively, while providing the same level of Read more [...]
Campaign 2012 — Energy policy, jobs, and economic growth

Campaign 2012 — Energy policy, jobs, and economic growth

During the last two weeks, both the Obama and Romney campaigns spoke of the important role that domestic energy policy plays in job creation and economic growth.  NEMA's message to the 2012 candidates for President and for Congress outlines key recommendations to create a secure, energy-efficient, and healthier future for our nation and its citizens.  These include deploying energy-efficient technologies, building a "smart" electrical grid, contructing electrical Read more [...]
Lack of Transmission Siting Hinders Energy Independence

Lack of Transmission Siting Hinders Energy Independence

With little happening in Congress as the midterm elections loom large, our nation’s effort to modernize the electrical grid, create jobs by installing new technologies, and connect renewable generation to population centers is in jeopardy of stalling due to the lack of new electrical transmission siting.   Transmission lines are the lynch-pin that connects electricity from generation sites to our homes and businesses that use electricity.  But without a national transmission Read more [...]
Voting — It’s Your Decision

Voting — It’s Your Decision

 "The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves" (Plato, 427-347 BC).   As the November 4th election approaches, voters will be bombarded with campaign ads, flyers, web videos, emails  --- all aimed at promoting a particular candidate and his or her position on issues.   Of course, to vote one must be registered and if you cannot vote in person on election day, you have the option of voting Read more [...]
Taking away your privacy?

Taking away your privacy?

As amazing as it sounds, there are candidates running for office that support certain union efforts to take away your right to vote in private when deciding on whether to join a union or not.   By a 4-1 majority, employees support the current federally-supervised private ballot system, but the so-called Employee Free Choice Act would eliminate that right and replace it with a system where your vote in no longer private but made public to your employer, union organizers, and fellow workers.    Read more [...]