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

December 2017
Major oil company Shell is getting into the electric vehicle (EV) charging game. According to Reuters, Shell has signed an agreement with a joint venture named IONITY, which includes BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen. Together, the companies will bring EV charging infrastructure to 80 European highway sites in 2019. READ MORE
December 2017
December 4-6, Chicago played host to the North American Climate Summit in concert with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. There, city leaders signed the "Chicago Charter," an agreement that broadly echoes the Paris climate agreement in establishing carbon emissions reductions. READ MORE
December 2017
If you have kept up with the 2017 Nobel prizes, you know three Americans won the prize in physiology or medicine for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm. For the nonscientific community, the Nobel Prize Twitter account described it this way: “Our biological clock helps to regulate sleep patterns, feeding behavior, hormone release and blood pressure.” READ MORE
December 2017
Despite bipartisan requests from members of Congress and 19 state attorneys general to delay, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held its vote on December 14 to repeal its net neutrality rules, and as expected, it passed with a vote of 3–2. READ MORE
  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai
November 2017
On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to hold a vote for the repeal of the FCC's net neutrality rules on Dec. 14. Despite popular support of the FCC's net neutrality rules, the repeal is widely expected to pass. READ MORE
November 2017
The challenge of bridging the gap to new generations, such as millennials, isn't a new conversation. In 2016, ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR covered some tips for appealing to young workers, which have proven to be a mystery to some business owners as construction companies struggle to grow their skilled workforce, keep up with an expanding economy and head off the impending baby-boomer cliff. READ MORE
November 2017
UPDATE: OSHA has delayed the deadline by an additional two weeks until Dec. 15. Click here for the official announcement from OSHA. This December 1 is the deadline set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that requires medium to large contractors in certain industries, to provide injury, illness, and incident information using the new Injury Tracking Application (ITA). READ MORE
November 2017
Sometimes you have a choice to get wet; sometimes you don’t. Splashing through puddles for fun is one thing. Forgetting your umbrella is another. Getting doused with 27 trillion gallons of rain, which is how much Hurricane Harvey dumped on Texas and Louisiana, is altogether something else.  READ MORE
October 2017
You know what’s disruptive? Hurricanes. Wreaking havoc in the Caribbean, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria devastated Texas, Florida and beyond. READ MORE

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