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Four minor injuries reported at Georgia coal-fired power plant explosion


An explosion at the 3,166 MW coal-fired Plant Bowen coal-fired power plant in Bartow County, Ga. resulted in four minor injuries.

Black & Veatch names Edwards as president and CEO


Black & Veatch selected Steve Edwards as the company’s newest chairman, president and CEO.

IAEA nuclear management school kicks off in Texas


The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Energy Management School is under way in the U.S.

UPDATE: Entergy confirms death during refueling at Arkansas Nuclear One


One worker is dead and eight others injured after a generator fell at Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One power plant.

Easy confirmation expected for Moniz in the Senate


Despite growing controversy surrounding President Obama’s pick to head up the Department of Energy, Ernest Moniz is expected to make it through the confirmation process.

NRC names Arthur Howell Region IV Administrator


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced this week it has named Arthur Howell, a 28-year veteran of the NRC, to be the new administrator of the commission’s Region IV office in Arlington, Texas.

Kewaunee nuclear plant layoffs to start in late May


Layoffs associated with the shuttering of Wisconson’s Kewaunee nuclear power plant are scheduled to begin in late May.

Macfarlane nominated to five year term with the NRC


President Barack Obama nominated Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane to a five-year term.

Contractor dies in accident at West Virginia power plant


A contractor is dead after an accident Wednesday morning at the Harrison Power Station in Haywood, W.Va.

Senator to place hold on McCarthy nomination to EPA


Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, said Monday that he will place a hold on Gina McCarthy’s nomination as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator.

Universal AET names two to new positions


Universal Acoustic & Emission Technologies names two executives to leadership positions.

SandRidge Energy reaches settlement that could terminate CEO


Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with TPG-Axon Capital.

TransAlta completes Quebec wind farm


TransAlta Corp. completed the 68 MW New Richmond Wind Facility in the Gaspésie area of Québec.

MEMC forms solar financing unit, appoints Domenech as president


MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. announced the formation of SunEdison Capital, a new division within its SunEdison subsidiary, and appointed Carlos Domenech as president.

Alstom Power to lay off 80 from Chattanooga turbine plant


Alstom Power is restructuring operations and cutting 80 jobs at its turbine manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano re-appointed to four-year term


Yukiya Amano, while as head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has led the watchdog toward a more aggressive stance on Iran’s uranium enrichment program, was appointed to a second term this week.

More than 100,000 jobs announced in the clean energy sector in 2012


More than 110,000 clean energy and transportation jobs were created in 2012 thanks to more than 300 projects in the U.S.

Areva expanding nuclear operational center in Charlotte


Areva is adding 130 positions to its office in Charlotte, N.C. over the next four years.

UPDATE: President Obama officially nominates heads of DOE, EPA and Office of Management & Budget


In a brief announcement Monday morning, President Obama formally named his picks to fill cabinet positions heading up the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, and the Office of Management and Budget.

Siemens Wind Energy rehiring workers at Kansas plant


Siemens Wind Energy plans to rehire more than 60 workers at its Hutchinson, Kan. nacelle manufacturing plant.