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Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

by Marketwire  (Jan. 13, 2012)

California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering ...

MEPs ban cadmium from power tool batteries and mercury from button cells

by European Parliament  (Oct. 10, 2013)

A law banning the toxic substance cadmium from portable batteries and accumulators used in cordless power tools such as drills, screwdrivers or saws, was voted by Parliament on Thursday. This ban, already agreed with EU ministers, will apply from 31 December 2016. MEPs also inserted a clause banning mercury from button cells from autumn 2015. "I ...

Energizer debuts recycled AA and AAA batteries

by Associated Press  (Feb. 3, 2015)

Billions of discarded household batteries make their way into landfills every year and now one of the nation's largest battery makers says it is putting some of them to good use. Suburban St. Louis-based Energizer Holdings on Tuesday introduced Energizer EcoAdvanced, described as the first disposable AA and AAA alkaline batteries made with ...

UK economy risks missing out on remanufacturing revolution

by Carbon Trust  (Mar. 2, 2015)

Leading experts from industry and academia have warned that the UK is lagging behind other advanced economies in harnessing the value in the rapidly growing remanufacturing industry. This warning follows the release of a new joint report ...

Triplett Announces Spencer Craig as Director of Product Management

by Jewell Instruments LLC  (Feb. 19, 2015)

Triplett is pleased to announce the addition of Spencer Craig as Director of Product Management. Spencer brings many years of successful Business Development, Marketing and Product Management experience from a broad range of markets. Most recently, Spencer was the Director of Business Development at EFI, a leading supplier in the digital printing ...

Fit for Filtech 2015!

by Palas GmbH  (Feb. 19, 2015)

We have invested lots of energy and thoughts in our new appearance. Come and see our new booth at Filtech 2015 in Cologne (Germany), hall C9, booth No. 11.1! Get information about newest developments in filter testing ...

Batteries in Germany exceed new EU toxic metal limits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 30, 2014)

Levels of toxic metals in batteries were not immediately reduced in line with new limits imposed by EU regulations, according to a survey from Germany. The study focuses on concentrations of toxic metals contained in batteries sold in Germany in 2010 and 2011, but its authors say the results are relevant to other EU countries. The EU Batteries ...

Government invests £25 million in game-changing green technologies

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Windows that act as solar panels, an engine which runs on landfill emissions and Europe’s biggest battery are all a step closer to reality after receiving a share of £24.5 million of government funding. These projects are among 40 new technologies which have won funding through the first round of ...

Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 10, 2013)

What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a ...

Eaton`s Energy Efficient Linear LED Luminaire Provides High Efficacy and Cost Effective Illumination to Open Ceiling Environments

by Eaton Corporation  (Feb. 23, 2015)

Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the Corelite RZL light-emitting diode (LED) Suspended Luminaire. The energy efficient linear direct/indirect LED continuous row system provides a cost effective solution in large open ceiling environments, offering up to 55 percent in energy ...

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