NEMA supports Obama call for national efficiency standards

NEMA looks forward to working with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and DOE to improve codes and standards, avoiding a patchwork of state rules.

02/20/2009


Rosslyn, VA Department of Energy (DOE) .

No patchwork of state standards
“President Obama has signed a presidential memorandum requesting that DOE set new efficiency standards for common household appliances that will save consumers money, spur innovation, and conserve energy,“ NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis said. “We have been a strong advocate for a robust national efficiency standards program that sets federal efficiency standards and avoids a patchwork of unworkable state standards. NEMA looks forward to working with Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and his team as they improve the work of the DOE Codes and Standards program.”

According to Gaddis, NEMA members are in the energy-efficiency business, and are leaders in researching and manufacturing energy efficient products that save consumers money and meet consumer needs. NEMA has been at the forefront of federal efficiency standards since 1988 when Congress adopted NEMA’s recommendations for fluorescent lamp ballasts. NEMA also developed the first energy-efficiency standards for electric motors and distribution transformers, and those NEMA standards serve as the basis for today’s federal standards for those products.

Currently, NEMA is engaged with DOE and other stakeholders in finalizing new efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps (such as 4-foot fluorescent lamps) and incandescent reflector lamps (such as flood and spot bulbs used in recessed lighting applications). Those new standards are to be issued by June 2009.
NEMA members are actively engaged in energy-efficiency research and technology development that will lead to further improvements in electric motor-driven systems, transformers, and advanced lighting systems, including LED (light-emitting diode) lighting.

For more information, visit www.nema.org

– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director
Control Engineering News Desk
Register here .





The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2015 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering and Plant Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners in three categories.
Pipe fabrication and IIoT; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
The future of electrical safety; Four keys to RPM success; Picking the right weld fume option
A new approach to the Skills Gap; Community colleges may hold the key for manufacturing; 2017 Engineering Leaders Under 40
Control room technology innovation; Practical approaches to corrosion protection; Pipeline regulator revises quality programs
The cloud, mobility, and remote operations; SCADA and contextual mobility; Custom UPS empowering a secure pipeline
Infrastructure for natural gas expansion; Artificial lift methods; Disruptive technology and fugitive gas emissions
Power system design for high-performance buildings; mitigating arc flash hazards
VFDs improving motion control applications; Powering automation and IIoT wirelessly; Connecting the dots
Natural gas engines; New applications for fuel cells; Large engines become more efficient; Extending boiler life

Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.
The maintenance journey has been a long, slow trek for most manufacturers and has gone from preventive maintenance to predictive maintenance.
This digital report explains how plant engineers and subject matter experts (SME) need support for time series data and its many challenges.
This digital report will explore several aspects of how IIoT will transform manufacturing in the coming years.
Maintenance Manager; California Oils Corp.
Associate, Electrical Engineering; Wood Harbinger
Control Systems Engineer; Robert Bosch Corp.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me