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Fluor names new VP


Fluor Corp. said Lee C. Tashjian, vice president, Corporate Affairs, will retire from the company effective June 29.

Study evaluates MISO challenges for MATS compliance


In a study commissioned by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO), economists at The Brattle Group evaluated the feasibility of complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule.

Westinghouse Solar acquired by CBD Energy of Australia


Westinghouse Solar Inc., a designer and manufacturer of integrated rooftop solar power systems, and CBD Energy Ltd., a diversified renewable energy company, signed a definitive merger agreement.

United Solar Ovonic sale canceled; 300 employees to be laid off


Energy Conversion Devices Inc. has announced it is cancelling the auction of the going concern sale of United Solar Ovonic scheduled for May 8, 2012.

First Solar names new CEO and CTO


First Solar named James Hughes as the new chief executive officer.

Iberdrola USA names new vice president


Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A, has named Jose Maria Torres as vice president, finance and control.

AEP names Ruocco as VP and CIO


Alberto Ruocco has been named vice president and chief information officer for American Electric Power.

EPA regional administrator Armendariz resigns


The EPA senior administrator for the South Central Administration (Region 6) has resigned after receiving an onslaught of criticism from comments he made two years ago.

Report: Manufacturing jobs abound due to lack of skilled workers


A report on the future of global manufacturing estimates that 10 million manufacturing jobs worldwide cannot currently be filled due to a growing skills gap.

GE names Holt as general manager of renewables unit


GE has named Andy Holt to be general manager, Renewable Energy Services at GE Energy.

Arch Coal announces leadership changes


Arch Coal Inc. said Deck S. Slone has been elected senior vice president, strategy and public policy, effective June 1.

NERC names new general counsel


NERC President and Chief Executive Officer Gerry Cauley has announced that Charles A. Berardesco will join NERC as the new general counsel, effective July 2.

Patriot Coal reducing production


Patriot Coal Corp. on April 20 said it plans to further reduce thermal coal production.

First Solar restructures business


First Solar Inc. on April 17 said it is restructuring its operations in response to deteriorating market conditions in Europe and to reduce costs and align its organization with sustainable market opportunities.

B&W names new senior VP and head of business development


The Babcock & Wilcox Co. named Ali Azad as senior vice president and chief business development officer, effective immediately.

Areva unit announces organizational changes


Transnuclear Inc., an Areva company that delivers solutions for the transportation and storage of radioactive materials to utility customers, on April 5 announced organizational and leadership changes.

Entergy announces leadership changes


Entergy Corp. on April 5 said Theodore H. Bunting Jr. has been elected group president, Utility Operations.

B&W names new president and CEO


The Babcock & Wilcox Co. on April 4 said James (Jim) Ferland has been appointed president and chief executive officer, effective April 19, 2012.

Incoming Westinghouse CEO resigns


The Westinghouse Electric Co. Board of Directors on April 3 said it accepted the resignation of Jim Ferland, previously announced as incoming president and chief executive officer.

The Shaw Group announces retirement of executive VP


The Shaw Group Inc. said Gary P. Graphia, executive vice president, will retire from the company effective May 1, 2012.