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Sempra Mexico names two to new leadership positions


Sempra Energy announced that Carlos Ruiz has been named chairman and CEO of the company's Mexican operating subsidiary, Sempra Mexico.

Senate committee approves nuclear regulator nominees


The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on June 21 approved the nomination of Allison Macfarlane to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and President Obama's designee as Chair, and the re-nomination of Kristine Svinicki to remain a commissioner of the NRC.

Union workers reject new contract at nuclear power plant


Members of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 369 voted against Entergy’s proposed labor contract on June 20 for workers at the 688 MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Massachusetts.

BPA administrator and CEO to retire in 2013


Bonneville Power Administration Administrator and CEO Steve Wright announced that he will retire at the end of January 2013.

Tentative deal reached in labor dispute at nuclear power plant


Entergy Nuclear and the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 369 on June 19 reached a tentative agreement on a new, four-year labor contract of pay and benefits, pending a ratification vote by Union membership, for workers at the 688 MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Massachusetts.

Southern Co. names new SVP, chief environmental counsel


Moor will be responsible for providing legal advice and policy guidance on environmental matters affecting the operation of the Southern Co. system's fleet of generating plants.

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.