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Former EPA administrator to work for Apple


Lisa Jackson, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is now working for Apple Inc. to oversee the computer company’s environmental policies.

Westinghouse appoints Jeffrey Benjamin senior VP for Nuclear Power Plants division


Westinghouse Electric Co. announced Thursday that it has appointed Jeffrey Benjamin as senior vice president for Nuclear Power Plants, effective May 31.

Moniz sworn in as secretary of DOE


An energy policy veteran, Ernest Moniz, was sworn in May 21 as the 13th secretary of energy.

Chesapeake names new chief executive officer


Chesapeake Energy Corp., the second-largest producer of natural gas, has announced that Robert Douglas Lawler will join the company as chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors on June 17.

UPDATE: Mississippi Power names new president and CEO


Mississippi Power elected G. Edison (Ed) Holland as president and CEO effective immediately after Ed Day announced his retirement.

Westinghouse appoints Marano as president of Americas Region


Westinghouse names Mark Marano as president, Americas Region, effective May 31.

Gina McCarthy's EPA nomination sent for full Senate vote


In a 10-8 vote along party lines, the U.S. Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee voted to move the nomination of Gina McCarthy to the full Senate.

Senate confirms Moniz to lead DOE in 97-0 vote


The US Senate voted 97 to 0 to confirm Ernest Moniz to head up the Department of Energy Thursday afternoon.

S.C. senators buckle on Moniz hold, vow to continue MOX facility fight


Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) dropped his block of Ernest Moniz, president Obama’s choice to head up the Department of Energy.

Nuclear energy a job creator poised for growth, says conference keynote


In his keynote address to the 550 industry leaders in attendance for the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Energy Assembly, NEI CEO Marvin Fertel hailed nuclear power as a job creator with a bright future.

Senate committee reschedules vote on McCarthy nomination


The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has scheduled a business meeting for May 16 to consider Gina McCarthy’s nomination as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Tennessee Valley Authority offers retirement incentives to workers in coal division


The Tennessee Valley Authority will be offering retirement incentives to workers at the agency’s 11 coal plants in an effort to cut some of the 2,400 jobs in its coal division.

Solar module producer SoloPower selling equipment before layoffs


SoloPower, a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar modules, sold thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment from its California headquarters last week and is preparing for more layoffs.

ABB CEO Joe Hogan will leave company


ABB CEO Joe Hogan has decided to leave ABB for private reasons.

Sen. Graham will abandon hold on Moniz if Obama backs off MOX plant closure


Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he will abandon his hold on Obama’s pick to head the Energy Department, Ernest Moniz, if the president agrees to drop a search for alternatives to the MOX fuel plant in South Carolina.

First Solar to lay off 150 North American employees


Arizona-based First Solar Inc. said Monday the company is playing to lay off 150 North American workers over the next few weeks as it restructures its global operations.

TAS names Grumski as president, CEO


Texas-based TAS Energy named J.T. Grumski as president and CEO.

Duke to cut 585 jobs at Crystal River nuclear plant


Duke Energy will transfer or eliminate 585 positions at the shuttered Crystal River plant over the coming year.

Senate committee to vote May 9 on McCarthy nomination


The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works announced Thursday it will hold a meeting May 9 to vote on advancing Gina McCarthy’s nomination as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Congress to review NRC headquarters lease


The lease on new headquarters of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being reviewed by a House of Representatives subcommittee, after the projected hiring spree that justified the new office space failed to happen.