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Duke executives resign in wake of merger


Duke Energy Corp. said that John McArthur, executive vice president of regulated utilities, Mark Mulhern, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, and Paula Sims, chief integration and innovation officer, have resigned, effective immediately.

UPDATE: Unexpected leadership change during Duke-Progress merger under investigation


When Duke Energy completed its merger with Progress Energy on July 2, many were surprised to hear that Bill Johnson, CEO of Progress, had resigned.

Labor dispute continues at Candu Energy


More than 700 employees of Candu Energy walked off the job July 9 after attempts failed to reach a contractual agreement.

Macfarlane sworn in as NRC Chairman


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on July 9 said Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane, designated by President Obama as chairman of the NRC, was sworn in as the 15th person chosen to lead the agency.

Workforce lockout ends at nuclear power plant in Massachusetts


Members of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 369 on Sunday, July 8, voted to ratify a new, four-year bargaining union contract, effective May 16, 2012, for workers at Entergy’s 688 MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Massachusetts.

The Shaw Group announces leadership changes


The Shaw Group Inc. on July 9 announced multiple organizational changes, including a new president for its Power Group.

Peabody Energy announces leadership change


Peabody Energy said Charles Meintjes has been named Acting President of the Peabody Americas business unit.

DTE names Plona as senior VP and chief nuclear officer


Jack M. Davis, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant, has announced that he is retiring at the end of 2012.

Westinghouse names new president and CEO in Japan


Westinghouse Electric Co. has named Mark Fecteau president and chief executive officer of Westinghouse Electric Japan (WEJ), replacing Jack Allen, who will continue to serve as president of the company's Asia Region.

Senate confirms Macfarlane, Svinicki to NRC


The U.S. Senate on June 29 confirmed Allison Macfarlane and Kristine Svinicki as commissioners at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Sierra Club hires former EPA Administrator Armendariz


Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Dr. Alfredo “Al” Armendariz will join the staff of the Sierra Club.

The Wind Coalition hires Jeff Clark as executive director


The Wind Coalition has announced the hiring of veteran government affairs professional Jeff Clark as its new executive director.

Report: Outgoing NRC boss Jaczko intimated and bullied employees


An internal investigation into outgoing Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said that he engaged in bullying and intimidation and created a tense work environment at the NRC.

Duke Energy names South Carolina president


Duke Energy has named Clark Gillespy president of the company's South Carolina service region.

DTE Energy announces leadership changes


DTE Energy on June 22 announced multiple leadership changes. Peter Oleksiak was been named senior vice president of finance and James Tompkins was named vice president, effective Sept. 1, 2012.

Sempra Mexico names two to new leadership positions


Sempra Energy announced that Carlos Ruiz has been named chairman and CEO of the company's Mexican operating subsidiary, Sempra Mexico.

Senate committee approves nuclear regulator nominees


The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on June 21 approved the nomination of Allison Macfarlane to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and President Obama's designee as Chair, and the re-nomination of Kristine Svinicki to remain a commissioner of the NRC.

Union workers reject new contract at nuclear power plant


Members of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 voted against Entergy’s proposed labor contract on June 20 for workers at the 688 MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Massachusetts.

BPA administrator and CEO to retire in 2013


Bonneville Power Administration Administrator and CEO Steve Wright announced that he will retire at the end of January 2013.

Tentative deal reached in labor dispute at nuclear power plant


Entergy Nuclear and the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 369 on June 19 reached a tentative agreement on a new, four-year labor contract of pay and benefits, pending a ratification vote by Union membership, for workers at the 688 MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Massachusetts.