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Senate Dems Propose Infrastructure Blueprint

Senate Dems Propose Infrastructure Blueprint

This piece was originally published in the April 2017 issue of electroindustry. Joseph Eaves, Director, Government Relations, NEMA On January 24, 2017, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and top Senate Democrats unveiled a major infrastructure proposal, A Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure and Create 15 Million Jobs. This plan requires a $1 trillion investment and, by their projections, would create more than 15 million jobs over the next 10 years. The blueprint Read more […]

Building a Made-in-America Economy

Building a Made-in-America Economy

This piece was originally published in the March 2017 issue of electroindustry. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) In order for us to create an economy built to last, we need to make strong federal investments in a 21st-century American infrastructure network that puts people to work and allows businesses to move their goods to market. President Trump has pledged to put forward a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan. In January, I joined with Senate Democrats to outline our priorities Read more […]

Washington Watch: What Lies Ahead

Washington Watch: What Lies Ahead

This piece was originally published in the February 2017 issue of electroindustry. Kyle Pitsor, Vice President, Government Relations, NEMA With the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States last month, the new administration and a Republican-controlled Congress began work on a number of key issues relevant to the electroindustry. Tax reform, repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), and infrastructure investment are three priorities Read more […]

Reliability and Resilience: Preventing Power Outages

Reliability and Resilience: Preventing Power Outages

This piece was originally published in the September 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kevin J. Cosgriff, President & CEO, NEMA On September 8, 2011, the Southwest went dark. Flights were grounded, traffic signals switched off, roads gridlocked, elevators trapped people, families fled outdoors to escape stifling indoor heat, and emergency 911 calls were rerouted as a patchwork fix. When critical generators failed, 66 nursing home residents were evacuated and seven hospital patients Read more […]

Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Advocating for a Comprehensive Energy Bill

Christine Coogle, Editor and Social Media Manager, NEMA This week, the NEMA government relations team and representatives from several member companies met with congressional staff involved in the House-Senate conference committee working to reach an agreement on the first broad energy bill in nearly a decade. We are advocating for the swift development and passage of a comprehensive energy bill with a number of specific provisions important to our members. Both the House of Representatives Read more […]

Advancing Energy Efficiency in Water Systems Requires New Strategies

Advancing Energy Efficiency in Water Systems Requires New Strategies

This piece was originally published in the June 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Lorraine White, Project Manager, GEI Consultants Inc. Public water supply systems are estimated to consume more than 39 billion kWh/year, or an estimated one percent of total electricity use in the U.S., to develop, transport, treat, and deliver billions of gallons of water to end users.[1] A recent NEMA study conducted by GEI Consultants Inc. and its partners, the Alliance for Read more […]