Timothy Johnson

Senior Associate Editor

Timothy Johnson is editor—digital for ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR magazine. Reach him at timothy.johnson@necanet.org

Articles by Timothy Johnson

January 2016
Happy New Year from your new ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR editors! Surprised? You have that look on your face. It’s OK. We were, too. Eagle-eyed readers will have already noticed that our long-time publisher, John Maisel, has retired, and our esteemed editor, Andrea Klee, has taken the reins in John’s absence. READ MORE
January 2016
Denmark is shaping up to be wind power's sweetheart. In 2015, it generated 42 percent of its power with wind turbines. It is the highest portion of any country's energy needs fulfilled by wind. And Denmark is no stranger to this podium. In 2014, it fulfilled 39 percent of its energy needs with wind, according to energinet.dk. READ MORE
  • GE's Bright Stik, which it bills as a CFL replacement
January 2016
Today, GE posted a satirical break-up letter addressed to the compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). The company is moving the focus of its consumer lighting business to the light-emitting diode (LED) lamp. It has already ceased manufacturing of some CFL models, and it plans to cancel the manufacture of all CFLs by the end of 2016. READ MORE
November 2015
According to the latest Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the electrical industry has suffered an increase in fatally injured workers. In 2014, electrician deaths rose by 14 to 78 compared with the 2013 study.
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October 2015
Editor's Note: the on-demand version of the webinar is now available here. One of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR's primary missions is to educate and inform the industry. That is why, on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT, in partnership with Viewpoint Construction Software and MSI, the magazine will host a free, one-hour long webinar titled "How To Eliminate Chaos And Inefficiency In Your Service Business." READ MORE
September 2015
Austin, Texas, has an aggressive plan for alternative energy. The “Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2025” sets the city’s goal of sourcing 55 percent of its energy from renewables by the end of the plan’s term. READ MORE
September 2015
It’s no secret that the United States uses a disproportionate amount of the world’s power. This fact has spurred one of the strongest energy-efficiency movements in history. 
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July 2015
Lighting is a mainstay of electrical construction. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that lighting accounts for 15 percent of the total electricity consumed in the residential and commercial sectors. It stands to reason that any building owner looking to invest in energy efficiency will consider lighting upgrades.
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July 2015
Shortly before midnight on May 26, 2015, a New York subway train lost power on a section of tracks in Queens. It isn’t uncommon for trains to malfunction in such a way, but when service personnel arrived, they discovered hundreds of feet of copper cabling were missing.
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