Days Are Numbered for Death Tax

After a great deal of debate and controversy, a bill was passed through both the House and Senate approving a package of tax relief totaling $1.35 trillion.
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Organization Provides Energy Information

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has made available an online resource for consumers to find energy-efficient air conditioners and other appliances.
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Amsted Withdraws BAC From Sales Process

Amsted Industries announces that Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC), its evaporative cooling and heat transfer equipment business, is no longer for sale and will continue to operate as a decentralized business unit.
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MSCA Readies Annual Educational Conference

The Mechanical Service Contractors of America (MSCA) will hold its 16th annual educational conference in Dana Point, CA, Oct. 3-6.
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SMACNA Issues Duct Cleanliness Guidelines

SMACNA has issued “Duct Cleanliness for New Construction Guidelines.”
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PG&E Cuts Checks for Efficiency Programs

Within a week of getting permission from the bankruptcy court to pay customers and vendors for rebates and energy efficiency-related work, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has finished cutting checks for uncontested claims filed prior to April 6.
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E-Business Solution From Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls, Inc., launched its e-business portal solution to the U.S. real estate market on May 15 at the International Development Research Council (IDRC) Tech Fair in Seattle, WA.
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Regal-Beloit Forms Motor Tech Group

Regal-Beloit Corp. announced the formation of a Motor Technologies Group, which will manage the manufacturing operations of Marathon Electric, Lincoln Motors, and Leeson Electric, all company-owned motor manufacturers.
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Pameco Corp. Acquisition Completed

Pameco Corporation announces that Littlejohn Fund II, L.P., and Quilvest American Equity Ltd. have completed their acquisition of all outstanding shares of Pameco common stock.
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AGCC Encourages Diversified Energy

Anthony J. Occhionero, executive director of the American Gas Cooling Center (AGCC), has commended the Bush administration’s energy plan, which acknowledges the benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) systems.
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