While the Maryland state legislature debates whether or not to extend the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency program, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released multiple studies encouraging it to continue.
In any industry, those who are connected get the jobs (no pun intended). It’s no different in the electrical construction industry. If you are reading this column, you are already part of the “in crowd” (Intelligent Infrastructure Insights).
Milestones in January and February raised the bar on energy efficiency in the lighting industry. In January, Energy Star Lamps V2.0 took effect, and it was predicted to significantly influence lamps promoted by utility lighting rebate programs.
It can be safely said that 2016 has been a memorable year in Washington, D.C. Everything the experts knew about politics was turned upside down and inside out as the election results broke nearly every rule we have ever known.
Regardless of what the federal government does or does not do in the coming months and years to incentivize and otherwise promote energy efficiency initiatives, most states are continuing to ramp up their own efforts.
January marks the beginning of my third and final year as NECA’s president. I certainly can say I’ve enjoyed the experience, and I’m happy to report we’re a growing organization that has made tremendous strides. There is a lot to look forward to.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) unveiled its annual regulatory agenda at its semiannual meeting. This year, the agency is attempting to tackle considerably more initiatives than in the past.
Despite political and social controversy surrounding the 2016 election, there are reasons for electrical contractors to be optimistic about the next four years. One potential benefit of electing a business executive is the expectation of economically minded policies and regulations.
Election Day is right around the corner. That probably isn’t news to you, but it is essential to be aware of what’s at stake and to consider the issues that are important to you, your business and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
Until recently, only two governmental bodies in the United States had set targets for energy storage: California and Massachusetts. Recently, though, New York City became the third governmental body to do so.
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) works daily to ensure electrical contractors (ECs) have every opportunity to stay on top of the issues that affect their businesses and to be directly in touch with their senators and representatives in Congress.
Last year proved to be busy in Washington, D.C. Our country witnessed one of the most productive legislative years on record. Let me put this in perspective—more laws were enacted in 2015 than in the first year of any two-year congressional term since 2009.