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UPDATE: Solar industry employment outpaces the overall U.S. economy


The U.S. solar industry employs 119,016 people across all 50 states, an increase of 13.2 percent over last year.

Vertex Business Services names Jason Donahue CEO


Vertex Business Services has announced that Jason Donahue will continue his leadership role as the company’s permanent CEO.

Vestas seeks 20% stake sale, announces further workforce reductions


Vestas has announced that it is seeking to sell a stake of up to 20 percent of its business. In addition, the wind turbine maker said it will further reduce staff by 2,000 people before the end of 2013.

Phillip May named president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana


Entergy Corp. has announced that Phillip R. May Jr. has been named chairman of the board, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC effective Feb. 1, 2013.

TVA names former Duke exec. Johnson as president, CEO


The Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority announced that Bill Johnson, the ousted chief executive officer (CEO) of Duke Energy, will be the utility’s new president and CEO.

Solar equipment maker GT Advanced Technologies lays off 25% of workforce


Responding to projections that the solar panel module overcapacity will continue for at least another year, solar equipment maker GT Advanced Technologies today announced a restructuring plan.

New Hamon Deltak President named


Hamon USA Corp., which specializes in heat recovery and air pollution control systems, has announced Peter Dawes as the President of Hamon Deltak Inc.

TransAlta announces 165 layoffs in coming months


TransAlta Corp. announced has announced that it will cut approximately 165 positions over the next six months, the majority of which will be from the company’s Calgary, Alberta office.

Fluor to supply personnel for power projects


Fluor Corp. was awarded a five-year contract to provide maintenance and construction services for seven power generation plant sites owned by Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E).

Work on nuclear power units in Georgia reaches 10 million hours


Southern Co. on Oct 24. said the workforce building Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle in Georgia has passed 10 million work hours.

Vestas reports even more wind job cuts in Colorado


Vestas said it is cutting an additional one-third of its employees from its wind blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo., just a day after announcing 75 job losses at another blade factory in Brighton, Colo.

Vestas cuts additional jobs in Colorado


Vestas, a Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer, has announced that it will cut 75 jobs in addition to the 1,400 layoffs worldwide that were announced in August.

GDF Suez Energy Resources names new president and CEO


GDF Suez Energy Resources has named Sam Henry as its new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Midland Cogeneration Venture announces management change


Midland Cogeneration Venture (MCV) has announced that Brian J. Vokal has been promoted to Vice President of Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering.

CH2M Hill names new president of nuclear business line


CH2M Hill on Oct. 5 named Dennis Ferrera as president of its Nuclear Business Group, effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Xcel Energy names nuclear power plant site VP


Jim Lynch, vice president of assistance for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), on Oct. 5 was named site vice president at Xcel Energy’s two-unit, 1,100 MW Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Minnesota.

GE-Hitachi signs MOU to help develop nuclear workforce in Poland


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy on Oct. 4 signed a memorandum of understanding with the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland to focus on future nuclear workforce development.

PG&E expands plans to relocate gas personnel


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has signed a 10-year lease on additional space at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, Calif. at which the company will build a state-of-the-art gas control center.

Contract negotiations for union workers at nuclear power plant unsuccessful


Entergy on Oct. 1 said negotiations between the utility and the leadership of United Government Security Officers of America Local 36 regarding a new union contract were unsuccessful.

Greenwood Energy announces new leadership positions


Greenwood Energy, the North American renewable energy division of the Libra Group, has announced that Scott Whitney is the new Chief Executive Officer of its renewable fuel division, formerly known as Greenwood Fuels.