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Proposed Rule for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The EPA today proposed a new reporting ruling that would require large, direct emitters of greenhouse gases to comply with new reporting requirements. These would include energy intensive sectors such as cement production, iron and steel production and electricity generation.

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson realizes the importance of gathering critical data in order to better understand climate change for a healthier future.  She notes that this proposed requirement will not affect small businesses, but is rather aimed at large businesses, those that have emissions equal to or greater than a threshold of 25,000 metric tons per year.

"Our efforts to confront climate change must be guided by the best possible information. Through this new reporting, we will have comprehensive and accurate data about the production of greenhouse gases. This is a critical step toward helping us better protect our health and environment - all without placing an onerous burden on our nation's small businesses."

The EPA estimates that the expected cost to comply with the reporting requirements to the private sector would be $160 million for the first year. In subsequent years, the annualized costs for the private sector would be $127 million. This rule is being developed under the authority of the Clean Air Act and the proposed rule will be open for public comment for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register. Two public hearings will be held during the comment period.

Nationwide Boiler's low NOx solutions are developed for companies, large and small, who want to do their part in combating climate change. We have upgraded our fleet of rental boilers with Low NOx equipment in order to easily meet emissions requirements in any part of the county. For those customers wanting even lower emissions our CataStak SCR systems have been proven to reduce NOx emissions below 5 ppm in over 50 installations and that list continues to grow.

Read our latest press release to learn how one major food processor in California achieved NOx emissions well below the AQMD's requirement - testing at only 0.5 ppm NOx.

Nationwide Boiler is ready to help your facility meet your "green" goals. Contact us today and let us know how we can help.

Click here for more information on the proposed rule.

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Free Energy Efficiency Webcasts Offered by the DOE

Are you interested in learning how to improve your facility's energy efficiency? We hope that most, if not all of you are.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Industrial Technologies Program (ITP) offers no-cost webcasts to help industrial companies improve energy efficiency. This is achieved through an understanding of current and future technologies, ITP tools, energy assessments and utilizing industry wide best practices.  Past subjects include the following: Energy Assessments: What are the Benefits to Small and Medium Sized Facilities, State and Utility Partnerships, Super Boiler Technologies and Using Wireless Technology to Reduce Facility Energy Usage.

Webcasts are offered on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern Time) and they are a convenient and cost-effective way to learn how you can improve your operations and energy use.

Nationwide Boiler has helped many of our customers realize positive gains through energy efficiency upgrades with a quick return on investment. Give us a call today so we can better understand your needs and can present a solution that's right for you 800-227-1966.

Upcoming webcast sessions:
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Boilers Take Flight on the Antonov

b2ap3_thumbnail_NB-563.jpgIt is amazing to know that a package boiler can be shipped anywhere in the world within a number of days. Last month Nationwide Boiler supplied a late model 70,000 pph trailer-mounted 
watertube boiler to Powerhouse Equipment & Engineering Company, our East Coast Partner, for a sale to a ConocoPhillips LNG plant in Australia. The boiler, along with a new Powerhouse supplied 75,000 pph skid-mounted watertube boiler was airlifted on the Antonov AN124-100 aircraft from San Francisco International airport to Darwin, Australia. It took a total of three days for the boilers to reach their final destination, having to stop for re-fueling in Alaska, Russia and the Philippines.

Over the last seven years, the Antonov has also been used to ship our boilers to New Brunswick and the Philippines. Also, five of our boilers have been shipped to Wales, Israel, Venezuela and Malaysia and several of our trailer-mounted watertube boilers have gone to China and Scotland for rental projects (via special transport ship).

By air, land, rail and sea, you can depend on Nationwide Boiler to deliver quality equipment and cost effective solutions anywhere in the world. 

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Leadership in Uncertain Times

I just finished reading a good book recently published by Ram Charan called Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty. He said "when we think about the CEO's job, it is helpful to divide it into two realms: leadership and operations. This first is about inspiring and motivating people to go beyond their fears and painting a believable future that is waiting after the storm. The second is about the daily nitty-gritty of doing business successfully in a very tough and unpredictable environment."

The latter is easier to do - grind it out.  The tougher part is to inspire and motivate other when things look real bad. But I believe there is strength in numbers and you don't have to go it alone. Draw in your best people and ask them what they think and will do in this tough economic environment.

Our Environmental Solutions Business Unit Vice President, Robert Remkes, has coined a phrase this year, "Boots on the Ground." We are rallying around the idea that we need to be involved with our customers as much as we can. We cannot go it alone without them either and that they may have some of the best ideas yet to be discovered.

Hang in there. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know. This blog is one way to communicate with us and I hope you will find it useful. Please let me know.

Jeff Shallcross
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