According to environment lobbyist group Total Environment Centre (TEC), Australia’s carbon-intensive electricity industry is proposing to rip off consumers despite government support for free pollution permits and other compensation to coal-fired generators.
The NECA Queensland Apprentice Awards were held 1 August to recognise hard-working apprentices for their achievements in the electrical and communications industry.
The 2008 Excellence Awards for the electrical and communications industry in Queensland were held on 1 August, with four companies recognised for significant achievement in the last 12 months.
The National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), a US-based trade association for the electrical distribution industry, reported in its 2008 Performance Analysis Report that the US electrical distribution industry’s financial performance remained solid despite current US economic conditions.
Energy-efficient lighting provider Ilum-a-Lite has been announced as a finalist in the 2008 Telstra Business Awards in both the Social Responsibility and Micro-Business categories.
At the 25th NECA Victoria Apprentice Awards, held on 9 July 2008, a talented group of electrical apprentices were recognised for their outstanding academic and technical skills working in industrial, commercial and domestic markets.
SAI Global has announced a new standard to help lighting designers, engineers and manufacturers design, manufacture and install road lighting for the increased safety of pedestrians and vehicles.
NECA, through its NSW chapter, is to make formal written submissions to the review panel established by the Australian government to examine how to harmonise Australia’s OHS laws.
A Campbellfield company has pleaded guilty to seven workplace health and safety charges after two Chinese workers in Australia on section 457 visas suffered serious injuries in 2006.
Professor Vic Gosbell was honoured by being awarded the M A Sargent Medal for the electrical engineer of the year for 2007, by the Board of Colleges of Electrical Engineers of Engineers Australia, in Melbourne on Friday 6 June.
The Megaman Dimmerable Reflector lamp range has received this year’s ‘Best New Product’ award in the lighting category at designEX 2008.
NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research institute, is now authorised as a Registered Research Agency (RRA).
Melbourne-based smart grid and wireless sensor network provider, Telepathx has announced that it will begin conditional licensing of its RFID, wireless sensor network and communications aggregation products to smart meter and BPL manufacturers.