2011 Energy Leadership Award nominations open
The Energy Efficiency Forum is accepting nominations for individuals who have demonstrated leadership in energy efficiency.
The Energy Efficiency Forum is accepting nominations for its 2011 Energy Leadership Awards. Established in 1991, the Energy Leadership Awards recognize individuals who have provided exemplary leadership in instituting and advancing energy efficiency in the United States and abroad. The awards will be presented during the 22nd Annual Energy Efficiency Forum, which will take place on June 15 and 16 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The deadline for nominations is May 13.
Previous honorees include: Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jeff Bingaman and Dianne Feinstein; Energy Secretaries Federico Pena and Hazel O’Leary; Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger; Governors John Hoeven, Christine Todd Whitman, Bill Owen and Edward Rendell; and Mayors Martin O’Malley and Greg Nickel.
Awards are presented in five categories: Public Service, Mayor's, Congressional, Governor's, International, and the Douglas Decker Lifetime Achievement Award. Nomination forms are available on the Energy Efficiency Forum website.
“Energy Efficiency - The Smart Path to Energy Security and Economic Growth” is the focus of the invitation-only 22nd Annual Energy Efficiency Forum co-sponsored by Johnson Controls and the U.S. Energy Association (USEA). This year’s forum will examine how advanced efficiency technologies, smart energy policies, and consumer education can be integrated today to enhance energy security, improve global competitiveness, and accelerate economic growth.
Forum speeches and discussions will be available via simulcast at http://www.VirtualEnergyForum.com on June 16, giving more people worldwide the opportunity to participate in the dialog on energy efficiency and sustainable business practices.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.