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Ameren names new subsidiary president, CEO


Mark, who was senior vice president, Customer Operations, Ameren Missouri, joined Ameren in 2002.

Entergy Nuclear partners with college to develop workforce


Entergy Nuclear on June 14 said it is partnering with Excelsior College, a nonprofit, regionally accredited distance learning institution in Albany, N.Y., to mitigate a potential workforce shortage and accelerate its staffing pipeline for the nuclear power industry.

Ventyx appoints new CEO


Ventyx, an ABB company, has announced Jeff Ray as the new chief executive officer.

Questions on SONGS, storage of spent nuclear fuel fly at NRC confirmation hearing


The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on June 13 held a hearing on the nomination for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s replacement, Allison Macfarlane. The committee also addressed the reappointment of Kristine Svinicki to the commission.

Labor issues continue at nuclear power plant in Massachusetts


Entergy Nuclear on June 6 implemented a contingency staffing plan at its 688 MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass.

Hearing for NRC chairman replacement to be held June 13


The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a nomination hearing on June 13 for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s replacement, Allison Macfarlane.

Rep. Markey calls for investigation into claims of retaliation at NRC


Congressman Edward J. Markey (D- Mass.) on June 4 sent a letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) about allegations of retaliation against the disclosure of safety concerns and a lack of confidence in the NRC’s Inspector General (IG)’s ability to investigate and resolve the claims.

Patriot Coal announces leadership changes


Patriot Coal Corp., a producer and marketer of coal in the eastern United States, on May 29 announced a new executive leadership team in order improve its operating and financial structure.

Senate confirms FERC commissioners


The U.S. Senate on May 24, 2012 confirmed the nominations of Commissioner John Norris and Tony Clark to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

House Republicans respond to nomination of Macfarlane for NRC Chair


House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), along with subcommittee Chairmen Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and John Shimkus (R-IL), on May 24 said they are hopeful the announcement of Allison Macfarlane as the next Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will bring a swift close to Chairman Gregory Jaczko’s controversial tenure.

Obama to nominate Macfarlane to replace Jaczko as NRC boss


President Obama announced his intent to nominate Allison Macfarlane to serve as chairwoman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Leadership changes announced for Southern Co.


Southern Co. on May 24 announced multiple changes within the company's management team, all of which will go into effect July 1.

NRC Chairman Jaczko discusses safety, resignation during press conference


After delivering his planned speech to at the 2012 Nuclear Energy Assembly audience, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko on May 23 spoke to the media for the first time since he announced his resignation from the agency just two days prior.

NRG Systems reduces workforce


NRG Systems, a provider of wind measurement products, has announced that it will reduce its workforce by 18 employees in response to ongoing uncertainty and volatility in the global wind energy industry.

PG&E names new senior VP in gas division


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has named Jesus Soto Jr. to the position of senior vice president of Gas Transmission, Operations, Engineering and Pipeline Integrity.

DZ names Jobe as VP of process and industrial


Day & Zimmermann named Ken Jobe to a newly created position as vice president, process and industrial for its Engineering, Construction and Maintenance unit.

Update: NRC boss Gregory Jaczko resigns


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko on May 21 resigned, effective upon the confirmation of a successor.

PPL names new VP of finance


PPL Corp. said Mark F. Wilten, currently treasurer for Nissan North America and Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp., is joining the company as its Vice President-Finance and Treasurer.

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.