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An electric equipment battery primer, part 3: choosing the right battery
Published on: 23 July, 2024
A well-matched battery technology and charging system will optimize a fleet’s potential by maximizing productivity, reducing maintenance and eliminating unplanned downtime.
Panel discussion offers glimpse into Republican manufacturing priorities
Published on: 22 July, 2024
The AEM/Komatsu panel at the start of the RNC in Milwaukee touched on a variety of manufacturing challenges to be addressed by policymakers.
Power Briefing recap: week of July 15
Published on: 19 July, 2024
More legal news on the FTC noncompete ban, the first FCEV truck for a major retailer hits the road in Canada and a ban on HFO in the Arctic takes effect.
HFO ban in Arctic waters goes into effect
Published on: 16 July, 2024
HFO is of particular concern in the region due to the difficulty in cleaning spills and the emissions of black carbon (BC) when it is burned as fuel.
Judge postpones effective date of FTC noncompete rule for litigants
Published on: 14 July, 2024
Judge Ada Brown said “the text, structure and history of the FTC Act reveal that the FTC lacks substantive rulemaking authority with respect to unfair methods of competition.”
Power Briefing recap: week of July 8
Published on: 12 July, 2024
A bleak EV construction equipment outlook in North America, the first battery passport and the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Chevron.
Volvo Cars to launch first commercially available EV battery passport
Published on: 10 July, 2024
The introduction comes well ahead of the 2027 deadline imposed by EU regulations.
How alternative fuels fare in the extreme cold
Published on: 09 July, 2024
When the mercury drops, many alternative fuels face challenges.
Chevron doctrine overturned: opinions divided about SCOTUS ruling that affects regulatory oversight
Published on: 09 July, 2024
The 40-year-old precedent allowed judges to defer to regulatory agencies to interpret ambiguous terminology in laws.
Power Briefing recap: week of July 1
Published on: 05 July, 2024
This week saw conversations about whether a diesel engine could be environmentally friendly, an autonomous drilling milestone and how European Parliament elections might affect sustainability policies.
An electric equipment battery primer, part 2: advanced technologies
Published on: 03 July, 2024
More advanced battery technologies have emerged in recent years to address the shortcomings of traditional flooded lead acid batteries.
European Parliament, French elections could have impact on EU sustainability policies
Published on: 02 July, 2024
The gains made by far-right political parties may make it difficult for the European Parliament to move as aggressively on sustainability.
Power Briefing recap: week of June 24
Published on: 26 June, 2024
This week looked at China’s slumping construction equipment market, topics in hydrogen fuel and making diesel engines cleaner.
The effort to make diesel engines cleaner in the future
Published on: 26 June, 2024
Though significant strides have been made in reducing emissions, will diesel engines remain viable power sources?
Hydrogen fuel cells in material handling equipment
Published on: 25 June, 2024
Electric power sources, including hydrogen fuel cells, are becoming increasingly popular in forklifts and other material handling equipment.
Challenges in operating hydrogen trucks in extreme cold
Published on: 24 June, 2024
Trials done by Canada’s Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) have identified four key areas of interest.
Power Briefing recap: week of June 17
Published on: 21 June, 2024
This week saw maritime decarbonization, proposed CO rules for portable gen-sets and the case for renewable propane.
The case for renewable propane
Published on: 19 June, 2024
According to PERC, renewable propane is cleaner than fossil propane and offers economic benefits to refineries that market it.
An electric equipment battery primer, part 1: traditional technologies
Published on: 18 June, 2024
The traditional flooded lead acid battery is still a dependable technology for a variety of industrial vehicle and equipment applications.
Portable gen-set makers concerned about proposed CO rulemaking
Published on: 18 June, 2024
A U.S. trade assocation for gen-set manufacturers said its voluntary standard addresses concerns by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
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