ROSS Air Emissions Regulations and Your Emergency Generator

ROSS Air Emissions Regulations and Your Emergency Generator

Under the ROSS program, emergency generators and other low-emission sources can be registered with the IEPA instead of requiring a full permit.

What is the Registration of Smaller Sources (ROSS) Program?

The ROSS program is intended to simplify air-permitting requirements by requiring sources with low emissions, such as emergency generators, to register with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) rather than obtain a permit. As an added benefit, ROSS sources are not required to submit an annual emission

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University of Minnesota Energy Plant to Increase Efficiency

University of Minnesota Energy Plant to Increase Efficiency

The stack of the University of Minnesota’s new Main Energy Plant is shown during a tour, in Minneapolis. The new combined heat and power facility is housed within a century-old brick plant that university officials had to clean up and retrofit. It can now generate up to 22 megawatts of electricity and heat both the East and West Bank campuses. (Elizabeth Dunbar/Minnesota Public Radio via AP

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new energy plant at the University of Minnesota is

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Residents Rescued as Mud Inundates California Burn Areas

Residents Rescued as Mud Inundates California Burn Areas

By Christopher Weber

A San Bernardino County Firefighter hoses down hot spots while battling a wildfire in the Cajon Pass near Devore, Calif., Wednesday July 5, 2017. (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Crews rescued residents from inundated homes Tuesday as mud and debris from wildfire-scarred hillsides flowed through neighborhoods and onto a key Southern California highway during a powerful winter storm that dropped record rain across the state.

Helicopters were being used even

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What Lies Ahead for Energy Star™?

What Lies Ahead for Energy Star™?

Credit: MACH Energy

Early last year, the current administration announced that the EPA’s Energy Star program was among those going on the chopping block as part of the planned 2018 federal budget. The Energy Star program is widely employed by property owners and managers to benchmark the performance of their buildings nationwide with an eye to improving efficiency and reducing costs. Since the launch of Energy Star for buildings, the voluntary program has saved consumers more than $430 billion

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New Incremental Encoders Feature Robust Design For Outdoor Use

New Incremental Encoders Feature  Robust Design For Outdoor Use

Kuebler’s Sendix 5000 and 5020 incremental encoders are designed to tackle heavy vibration loads and misalignment.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Kuebler’s new Sendix 5000 and 5020 incremental encoders are designed to overcome two common threats to encoder lifecycle: heavy vibration loads and misalignment due to installation errors.

The robust mechanical design integrates interlocked bearings, strengthened outer bearings and large bearing size relative to the size of the encoder. Additionally, the encoders’ solid die-cast housing, with its IP67 protection rating, stays

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GROHE In-Wall Carriers and Innovations Deliver Smart Engineering for Stylish Restroom Layout

GROHE In-Wall Carriers and  Innovations Deliver Smart Engineering for Stylish Restroom Layout

GROHE’S updated Rapid SL Frame Systems offer unprecedented design flexibility and installation ease for wall-hung fixtures.

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Wall-hung fixtures are a key feature of contemporary bathrooms. Newly updated GROHE Rapid SL in-wall carrier systems provide a secure and quick method of installing wall-hung toilets in residential and commercial applications.

Rapid SL innovations include permanent vertical struts to support various fixture types. Frames can either be built into stud walls or placed in front of a brick

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JW Winco Introduces Latch-Type Toggle Clamps

JW Winco Introduces Latch-Type Toggle Clamps

JW Winco’s new latch-type toggle clamps are RoHS compliant, compact and can ensure high holding capacities.

NEW BERLIN, WI — JW Winco, Inc., A Ganter Company, a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced the introduction of GN 852.3 Steel & Stainless-Steel Latch Type Toggle Clamps, heavy duty type, with safety hook.

The latch type toggle clamps, which are RoHS compliant, are compact in design and can be used to ensure high holding capacities. The circular movement of

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How to Keep Your Smartened-Up Home Safe From Hackers

How to Keep Your Smartened-Up Home Safe From Hackers

By Anick Jesdanun

Amazon Echo and Echo Plus devices, behind, sit near illuminated Echo Button devices during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company, in Seattle. As people get voice-activated speakers and online security cameras for convenience and peace of mind, are they also giving hackers a key to their homes? Many devices from reputable manufacturers have safeguards built in, but safeguards aren’t the same as guarantees. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — More

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What’s on Center Stage at the CES Tech Show? Your Voice

What’s on Center Stage at the CES Tech Show? Your Voice

By Anick Jesdanun

What’s the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice.

Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google. Apple is coming out with its own speaker this year; Microsoft and Samsung have partnered on another.

As the annual CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, manufacturers are expected to unveil even more voice-controlled devices — speakers and beyond — as Amazon and Google make

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Apple Apologizes for Secretly Slowing Older iPhones

Apple Apologizes for Secretly Slowing Older iPhones

By Ryan Nakashima

Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event in San Francisco. Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. The company issued the statement on its website Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it said was necessary

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In Brief

In Brief

Report: More Utility Customers Produced Electricity in 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state says more utility customers in Michigan produced their own electricity in 2016 than the previous year.

Michigan’s Public Service Commission says 2,582 residential, commercial and industrial customers participated in the state’s net metering program, an increase of 427 from 2015.

Solar remains the leading form of energy generation. Wind is the second most popular.

The net metering program was established in 2008 and is available to customers of rate-regulated utilities, cooperatives, and

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In Brief

In Brief

Study Says New Gas Plant Most Cost-Effective UP Power Option

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A study of alternatives for generating more electricity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula shows that establishing a transmission link with Canada or drawing more power from the Lower Peninsula would cost more than they’re worth.

Gov. Rick Snyder requested a feasibility analysis of connecting the eastern U.P. to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, or to an existing transmission line near Gaylord.

The study was led by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which oversees the

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In Brief

In Brief

Michigan  Bridge to be Rebuilt After Damage From Truck

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) _ Officials say a bridge over an interstate in southeastern Michigan will be rebuilt after being struck by a truck hauling construction equipment.

The truck hit a sign on the bridge over eastbound Interstate 96 on Wednesday in Livingston County’s Brighton Township and bent several beams underneath the overpass. No injuries were reported, but the crash snarled traffic during the evening commute.

Video aired by WXYZ-TV shows the truck’s cargo hitting the

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