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The End of the Internal Combustion Engine?

A slowly growing trend may have just reached critical mass.


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NECA 2017 Seattle Wrapup

The NECA Show is the biggest trade show and convention in the electrical construction industry. Each year, thousands of contractors and hundreds of exhibitors descend on a choice city, and this year, it was in Seattle.


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Massive Recovery Efforts Underway After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Prior to 2017, the United States had never experienced two Category 4 hurricane landfalls in the same year. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma occurred within just two weeks of each other.


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DOE Invests $32 Million In Grid Modernization

As the nation's energy mix evolves to comprise an expanding supply of green power, its distribution systems must also keep up with those changes. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting research toward that end to encourage greater modernization and resiliency on the grid.


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Wind Costs Could Be Cut In Half By 2030

Science and innovation have helped propel renewable energy into the mainstream, and they will continue to fuel that trend into the future. According to a recent report by the Department of Energy (DOE), science could help dramatically reduce the cost of wind power over the next decade.


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Ben Saunders Takes NECA Closing General Session to Ends of the Earth

At the close of NECA 2017, attendees were treated to the amazing story of Ben Saunders, polar explorer.


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2017 Showstopper Awards Presented

Each year, after our independent panel of judges selects the Showstoppers, we award them with a quick ceremony at our booth on the show floor.


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Former Starbucks CEO to NECA Show Attendees: 'Never Be Bigger Than the Front Line'

Every year, the NECA Convention and Trade Show attracts the biggest names and leaders in the electrical construction industry. They come to both share their knowledge and learn from other experts what they can do to keep their businesses growing.


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At the NECA Show, Amy Purdy Inspired With Her Story of Determination and Creative Problem Solving

On the first day of the NECA Show in Seattle, Hundreds, if not thousands, of attendees packed into the Washington Convention Center's ballroom to hear Amy Purdy's inspiring story, and they were not disappointed. 


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Innovative Electrician Builds Custom Solar-Powered Job-Site Trailer

While generators have always been a necessity for most job-site work, such may not the case anymore, thanks to a brilliant idea by Andy Naggy, a general foreman for VEC Inc. (Girard, Ohio). His idea? A solar-powered job-site trailer.


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Better Buildings Program Promotes Energy Efficiency

September 29, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that partners in its Better Buildings, Better Plants Program have saved about $4.2 billion in cumulative energy costs over the last seven years across nearly 3,000 facilities that represent about 12 percent of the U.S.


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California's Package of Clean Energy Bills Disassembles in the Final Days of Session

Already a leader among states in the adoption of green power policies, the Golden State has set its site on a new, more ambitious set of standards.


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Watch: Ferry Electric Co. Beta Tests Wearable Technology On The Job

Productivity is a huge issue for the construction industry. While other industries have significantly improved productivity and efficiency, construction has remained mostly flat.


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Rankings Shakeup in the 2017 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Released September 28, the 11th annual American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) State Energy Efficiency Scorecard provides information on how states rank in terms of their energy efficiency efforts, including those that are the most improved.


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Clean and Green at the Grassroots

Despite a seeming current lack of interest in renewables and other green initiatives at the federal level, more companies, mayors, and states are picking up the slack and moving forward aggressively with such initiatives.


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New Job Skills and the Changing Face of Education

When it comes to advancing in the electrical construction industry, everyone needs to participate in ongoing education.


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NECA 2017 Seattle Show Preview

The NECA Show is the biggest trade show and convention in electrical construction. Each year, more than 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees come together in a different city to network, learn, and grow as individuals and businesses.


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DOE Enters A New Phase of Solar Research

Cost competitiveness has long been solar power’s biggest challenge. The industry has made great progress on this front and now may be looking beyond cost to other challenges that impede widespread adoption.


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Safe From The Storm: Update on Undergrounding Projects

For decades, new power and telephone lines serving housing developments and office parks, government complexes and educational campuses have been placed underground.


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Industry Prepares for Energy Efficiency Day 2017

The second annual Energy Efficiency Day will take place October 5. This year's theme is, "Save energy. Save money."


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