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No filibuster planned for McCarthy nomination in Senate


U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., announced Tuesday that he would not block Gina McCarthy’s nomination to be administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after “very productive conversations” with the agency over the last several weeks.

TVA appoints Joseph Grimes as Chief Nuclear Officer


The Tennessee Valley Authority announced today the appointment of Joseph Grimes as executive vice president and chief nuclear officer of the organization.

Idaho Power reaches new record peak demand


Idaho Power reached a 3,402 MW overall peak-hour average system load Monday, achieving a new record for the company.

Universal AET purchases genset enclosure manufacturer


Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies will purchase Ojibway Enclosure Systems, a manufacturer of enclosures and packager of generator sets for power generation systems.

Siemens to cut 1,700 jobs in Germany


Siemens is expected to cut around 1,700 jobs as it restructures its energy business.

Siemens continues to rehire wind power workers at Kansas plant


Siemens has brought the payroll at its plant in Hutchinson, Kan. back up to about 300 employees after cutting to 152 last September,.

Duke Energy names new chair of Board of Directors


Duke Energy Corp. has selected Ann Maynard Gray to be its new chairwoman of the board after current CEO and chairman Jim Rogers retires Dec. 31.

Macfarlane wins new term as NRC chair


Allison Macfarlane has been confirmed by the Senate for a full five-year term as chair of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Ron Binz nominated as new FERC chair


President Barack Obama nominated Ron Binz to serve as the next chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee.

SCE to lay off 600 workers at SONGS


Southern California Edison (SCE) will be eliminating 600 non-union jobs at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station this summer.

TVA to explore voluntary layoffs to cut costs


In the face of low energy demand and reduced revenues, the Tennessee Valley Authority is looking to voluntary layoffs and attrition as it tries to control spending.

Dominion announces executive retirements


Dominion announced the upcoming retirements of multiple company executives Monday, including Dominion Executive Vice President and Dominion Energy CEO Gary L. Sypolt.

Analyst says new Duke CEO could avoid Rogers "missteps"


A Wall Street analyst said June 19 that while he would have preferred a true outsider to become Duke Energy’s new president and CEO, Lynn Good is cautious enough to avoid some ‘missteps’ the company saw recently under departing CEO Jim Rogers.

TransCanada names former Devon exec as independent director


TransCanada Corp. named former Devon Energy president and CEO John Richels as the company’s independent director, effective immediately.

Young people drawn to nuclear power out of sense of social obligation


Young people are drawn to careers in nuclear energy for sundry reasons, but at the most basic level they all boil down to one: a desire to make the world a better place.

Women share experiences in nuclear power


In the “Experiences of Women in Nuclear” session at the annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society this week, panelists shared diverse experiences of what it’s like to be a female working in the nuclear industry.

Duke Energy names new president and CEO


The Board of Directors of Duke Energy unanimously elected Lynn Good as its next president and CEO.

Southern Research Institute names new president and CEO


Southern Research Institute announced Monday that Arthur Tipton has been selected by its board of directors to serve as president and CEO effective July 8.

ABB names Spiesshofer as CEO


ABB Inc. named Ulrich Spiesshofer as CEO of the company.

TVA cuts 530 jobs, slashes budget at Bellefonte nuclear plant


In an effort to revive the stalled build at the Bellefonte nuclear power plant, the Tennessee Valley Authority is trimming the project’s budget by 64 percent and cutting 530 jobs at the facility.