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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Modern Vehicles

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Manufacturing,Science/Technology,Transportation

http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nvs/pdf/812333_CybersecurityForModernVehicles.pdf

Offers nonbinding guidance to automakers on how to protect motor vehicles from malicious cyber-attacks and unauthorized access.  From the Department of Transportation

 

Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade 2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Energy,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/trade_shifts_2015/index.htm

Reviews U.S. trade performance during the year with a focus on changes in exports and imports of key natural resources, agricultural, and manufacturing products.  Also examines changes in trade relations with 4 key partners and country groups.  Also has special topic: the impact of declining energy prices on U.S. sectoral trade flows.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission.

 

Facility Level Information on GHGs Tool (FLIGHT)

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://ghgdata.epa.gov/ghgp/main.do

Interactive site which allows user to choose geographic place, types of fuels and emissions and identify sites with 2015 emissions totals.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: 2015 Highlights

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ghgrp-reported-data

8003 facilities reported direct emissions totaling 3.05 billion metric tons CO2 equivalent.  Includes program background, reported emissions, emissions trends, and geographic distribution of emissions.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data From Large Facilities

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,Manufacturing,Statistics

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-releases-greenhouse-gas-emissions-data-large-facilities

Agency press release on the sixth year of greenhouse gas emissions reporting including GHG pollution trends and emissions by industrial sector, geographic region, and individual facilities.  In 2015 large industrial facilities emissions, accounting for about 50% of total U.S. emissions, were 4.9% lower than 2014 and 8.2% lower than 2011.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

European Communities and Certain Member States: Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft

Categories: European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Manufacturing,Transportation,Treaties

https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/316abrw_e.pdf

Ruling by a compliance panel of the World Trade Organization that the European Union and several European countries illegally subsidized airplane manufacturer Airbus to the extent of $22 billion over more than a decade and had failed to comply with orders to cease such subsidies.  Considered the most expensive dispute in international trade history.  From the World Trade Organization

 

Multifactor Productivity Trends for Detailed Industries 2014

Categories: Labor/Employment,Manufacturing,Statistics,Transportation

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/prin3.pdf

Reports that productivity increased in 38 of the 86 4-digit NAICS manufacturing industries, as well as  in two transportation industries are measured.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Impact of Regulations on Virginia’s Manufacturing Sector: 2016

Categories: Laws/Regulations,Manufacturing,Statistics,Taxes,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt485.pdf

Updates a 2006 report on the same topic.  Finds that most regulations affecting Virginia’s manufacturers are federal in origin and most have not changed since 2005.  Includes several appendices which cover financial impact of regulations, manufacturing employment and output by sector, and a list of Virginia stand-alone regulations.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

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