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Congress Overwhelmingly Approves USMCA

Congress Overwhelmingly Approves USMCA

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial, Affairs, NEMA Following positive bipartisan votes in the House of Representatives and Senate, in January the President signed into law legislation to implement the U.S.–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The House approved USMCA 385-41 on December 19; the Senate voted 89-10 on January Read more […]

Window on Washington

Window on Washington

This piece was originally published in the March/April 2020 issue of electroindustry. by Phil Squair, Vice President, Government Relations, NEMA In some ways, the 116th Congress has been one long tease for those interested in energy/climate and infrastructure policy. But this situation changed over the course of a 24-hour period on January 28-29, 2020, with the release of two major proposals in the House of Representatives. These two proposals contain provisions that would, if enacted, be some Read more […]

NEMA Regulatory Update and 2020 Outlook

NEMA Regulatory Update and 2020 Outlook

This piece was originally published in the January/February 2020 issue of electroindustry. Alex Boesenberg, Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, NEMA Despite the recent departure of Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry, DOE staff seem to have maintained their stride. The Administration continues to focus on improving regulatory proceedings, particularly in terms of transparency and fairness of analytical review. For example, after a very modest number of “no new Standard” Read more […]

Section Covers Spectrum

Section Covers Spectrum

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Craig Updyke, Director, Trade and Commercial Affairs, NEMA Members of the Transportation Management Systems and Associated Control Devices Section braved Washington, D.C., traffic to visit the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Capitol Hill, and three counterpart organizations on Sept. 25 and 26. Central to each discussion  were deployment of connected vehicle systems and the communications Read more […]

Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

Top Factors to Consider When Working on a Data Center

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry.   Eric Gertie, Product Manager, Cope Cable Tray Eric Gertie is a product manager for Cope Cable Tray, a part of Atkore International. Dependence on quality, reliable data is now more business- critical than ever. Businesses rely on data centers for 24/7 connectivity; to uphold federal codes and regulations; and to ensure resiliency, performance, and more—all so a company can stick to meeting Read more […]

NEMA Keeps Active on Capitol Hill

NEMA Keeps Active on Capitol Hill

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Philip Squair, Vice President of Government Relations, NEMA It was a consequential summer for NEMA and the electroindustry on Capitol Hill. NEMA has advanced legislative proposals on surface transportation, industrial efficiency, appropriations, carbon monoxide detection, and cyber modernization of the grid. Most recently, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed a surface transportation Read more […]

Light-Bulbs and Naturally-Occurring Market Adoption (NOMAD)

Light-Bulbs and Naturally-Occurring Market Adoption (NOMAD)

Clark Silcox, NEMA General Counsel In the literature pertaining to energy conservation and standards and codes, there is a concept known as Naturally-Occurring Market Adoption (NOMAD).  This is defined to mean the proportion of energy savings that would have taken place in the market even if energy conservation standards had not been adopted, and it represents an examination of trends based on market data.   The NOMAD experience is highly relevant to what has already transpired and is continuing Read more…

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Embrace Technological Change

Embrace Technological Change

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Mark W. Wingate, President, Maxivolt Corporation Mark W. Wingate is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Maxivolt Corporation. He is involved globally with Standards development and disruptive technology, has trained scores of people and authored numerous technical papers, and serves as an adviser to multiple boards and committees. As Bob Dylan’s title track song from his 1964 record says, “The Read more […]