Posts Tagged ‘ Obama ’

Industry Associations Unite Against DOL Persuader Rule

Apr 1st, 2016

Several building associations are calling the Obama administration’s new “persuader” rule unconstitutional. The Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act, scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2016, requires employers to report to the Department of Labor each time they engage a consultant to directly or indirectly persuade workers concerning their rights to organize and bargain collectively, regardless of […]

Glass Industry Building Presence in Better Plants Initiative

May 22nd, 2014

Under the Better Buildings Initiative, the Department of Energy seeks to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings by 20 percent by 2020. A key component of that initiative is Better Plants, which the DOE’s Andre de Fontaine discussed during a webinar on Tuesday, providing glass manufacturers with an overview of the program. The presentation […]

President’s Energy Efficiency Incentive Proposal Faces Skepticism among Industry Professionals

Jan 25th, 2012

In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama proposed  to increase the energy efficiency of the industrial sector by providing new incentives for manufacturers to upgrade equipment to lower energy use in their facilities. The incentives would lower their energy bills by $100 billion over the next decade, the president said. Seemingly, […]