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ACCCE criticizes Sierra Club for celebrating the closure of 150 coal-fired power plants


The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity has issued a statement criticizing the Sierra Club for its celebration of the retirement of 150 coal plants in the U.S. since 2010, citing the economic impact of the retirements.

Greenwood Biosar names chief operating officer


Greenwood Biosar, an engineering, procurement and construction contractor focused on large, utility-scale solar photovoltaic ground-mount systems, has named James McCrea as the company’s chief operating officer, the company announced.

TVA breaks own record for hydropower generation


The Tennessee Valley Authority produced 18.5 million megawatt-hours of hydropower from its 29 dams in fiscal year 2013, which is the most hydropower produced by the agency in its 80-year history.

MISO South begins market day simulations this week


Market day simulations for entities in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator South region will begin this week.

Survey: Most want US gov’t to develop spent nuclear fuel repository


A majority of respondents in the U.S. say that an independent federal authority accountable to a board of directors would do a better job than a federal agency in managing a nuclear waste storage facility, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Companies cited in death of nuclear power plant worker


Four companies were cited for 30 safety violations for the death of a worker at the Arkansas Nuclear One plant.

Day & Zimmermann names V.P. of Projects


Day & Zimmermann announced that the company’s Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group has named Doug Napodano as vice president of Projects.

Areva CEO appointed to board of Virginia nuclear consortium


Mike Rencheck, CEO of Areva Inc., was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority.

Alstom names Amy Ericson U.S. country president


Asltom has named Amy Ericson its U.S. country president.

Kevin Bethel named vice president, CFO of NV Energy


NV Energy announced Tuesday Kevin Bethel, currently vice president and chief accounting officer for the company, has been named vice president and chief financial officer of the company.

Black & Veatch names John Murphy head of global construction & procurement


Black & Veatch announced Monday it has selected John Murphy to lead the company’s global construction and procurement operations.

Allete Chief Financial Officer Mark Schober to retire


Nuclear regulators issue white finding at Brown's Ferry plant


The U.S. NRC said an inspection finding at TVA’s Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama was of low to moderate safety significance, but TVA was cited for not following procedures.

Kewaunee nuclear workers to receive financial aid


The U.S. Department of Labor said it is awarding an $807,000 grant to help workers affected by the closing of the 556 MW Kewaunee nuclear plant in Wisconsin.

Solar developer hires two executives


Solon Corp. hired two solar industry veterans to lead the project finance group and procurement and acquisitions.

EPRI names Ray as VP of environment


The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) appointed Anda Ray as vice president, Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer, effective Sept. 9.

Former EPA official charged with stealing nearly $900,000 from agency


John C. Beale, a former deputy assistant administrator in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, was charged Friday with stealing $886,186 from the agency.

NRC investigating death at nuclear power plant


A worker was found unresponsive in a stairwell at the Millstone nuclear power plant in Connecticut.

Vestas appoints new president and chief executive officer


Vestas Wind Systems has appointed Anders Runevad as president and chief executive officer, replacing Ditlev Engel, who has left the company.

SMUD general manager & CEO to retire


John Di Stasio, general manager and chief executive officer of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), announced his retirement effective in 2014.