Energy efficiency continues to be a top-of-mind topic driven by the focus and debate on renewable and alternate energy and the migration from “bad” sources of power such as coal and other greenhouse-gas-generating contributors—anything with a C-H chain. We engineers know this is shortsighted since not only are most products we use based on hydrocarbons, but the laws of physics dictate that the closer the source and final use of the energy are, the better. Energy management, on the other hand, is the process of monitoring, controlling and conserving energy in a building or organization. A key part of management is conservation because energy conserved means it…Full Story
Emerson sells Control Techniques divisions to Nidec Corp.; Schneider Electric buys real-time 3D software manufacturer MWPowerlab s.r.l.