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Exelon Stresses Critical Role of Illinois’ Nuclear Energy Facilities in Meeting Carbon Reduction Goals

Exelon Stresses Critical Role of Illinois’ Nuclear Energy Facilities in Meeting Carbon Reduction Goals

To meet forthcoming carbon emissions reduction targets, Illinois must preserve its existing nuclear energy facilities, Exelon Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory Affairs and Wholesale Market Policy Kathleen Barrón said today at a policy session convened by the Illinois Commerce Commission. The forum was held to solicit expert perspectives on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed… Keep reading →

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Health spending in July 2014 grew 4.3% over July 2013, bringing the year-to-date increase to 4.4%. This is well above the 3.6% growth rate estimated for 2013 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and, with further acceleration expected in the final two quarters, puts 2014 on track to be the first year since… Keep reading →

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Speaking this morning at the American Energy and Manufacturing Competiveness Summitin Washington DC, US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz extolled the numerous benefits precipitating from the country’s newfound energy wealth. One of the main messages he drove home to the audience is that increasing energy production along with energy efficiency growth are positively impacting the… Keep reading →

Air Force IT Strategy Boosts Cyber, Neglects Jamming

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NATIONAL HARBOR: The good news is the Air Force has almost finished a new strategy to protect its high-tech gear from hackers. The bad news? The problem is huge, the processes are nascent, and the intimately interrelated issue of electronic warfare is, at the moment, not part of the discussion. Sure, cybersecurity is the scary, sexy, budget-grabbing brave new world; but with… Keep reading →

Resonate, the only company that empowers political campaigns and issue advocacy organizations to act on why people make decisions, today released new insights on the voting patterns and key issues for Wisconsin voters this election season. Government spending is the top issue for Swing voters, with 47 percent citing it as a key issue when… Keep reading →

Americans express strong views when asked about the care that they want to receive when they are dying. In general, they prefer to die at home and to remain in charge of decisions about their care. However, evidence suggests these wishes are not likely to be fulfilled. Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual… Keep reading →

Today, LiensNC, LLC Executive Board President Steve Brown and NIC Inc. Director of Operations Kim Tanner accepted the Construction Standard of Excellence Award on behalf of the North Carolina Online Lien Agent System (LiensNC). “I believe LiensNC is the only online lien agent system in the country,” said Brown. “Being the industry leader in this… Keep reading →

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard was presented with its 2014 Food and Agriculture Governor of the Year Award in recognition of his leadership and commitment to strengthening the agricultural and livestock biotechnology industries within South Dakota. Governor Daugaard received the award at today’s BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, held at the… Keep reading →

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xxmhrm/employee_benefits) has announced the addition of the “Employee Benefits in Spain” report to their offering. The Spanish social security system covers the country’s entire population, including foreigners who work in the country. It also protects those of Spanish origin, as well as their dependents who reside in foreign countries. The main objective… Keep reading →

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l457m5/employee_benefits) has announced the addition of the “Employee Benefits in Lithuania” report to their offering. Lithuania inherited a Soviet-style pension system with characteristics such as generous early retirement provisions, privileges for certain occupational groups, and a weak link between contributions and benefits. The economic crisis in the 1990s forced the Lithuanian government… Keep reading →

ComEd announced that it has been selected by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to receive a $1.2 million grant to build a master controller that could drive the operations of clusters of microgrids. ComEd assembled a group of leading science and technology partners for the DOE proposal including Alstom Grid, Argonne National Laboratory,… Keep reading →

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