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

04/05/2013

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

04/04/2013

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

IAEA nuclear management school kicks off in Texas

04/01/2013

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

04/01/2013

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

03/28/2013

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

03/27/2013

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

03/27/2013

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

03/22/2013

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

Contractor dies in accident at West Virginia power plant

03/20/2013

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

03/19/2013

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

03/15/2013

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

SandRidge Energy reaches settlement that could terminate CEO

03/14/2013

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

TransAlta completes Quebec wind farm

03/13/2013

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

03/13/2013

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

03/08/2013

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

03/07/2013

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

03/06/2013

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

03/04/2013

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

03/04/2013

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

02/28/2013

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