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The Shaw Group announces leadership changes


The Shaw Group Inc. on July 9 announced multiple organizational changes, including a new president for its Power Group.

Peabody Energy announces leadership change


Peabody Energy said Charles Meintjes has been named Acting President of the Peabody Americas business unit.

DTE names Plona as senior VP and chief nuclear officer


Jack M. Davis, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at DTE Energy's Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant, has announced that he is retiring at the end of 2012.

Westinghouse names new president and CEO in Japan


Westinghouse Electric Co. has named Mark Fecteau president and chief executive officer of Westinghouse Electric Japan (WEJ), replacing Jack Allen, who will continue to serve as president of the company's Asia Region.

Senate confirms Macfarlane, Svinicki to NRC


The U.S. Senate on June 29 confirmed Allison Macfarlane and Kristine Svinicki as commissioners at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Sierra Club hires former EPA Administrator Armendariz


Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Dr. Alfredo “Al” Armendariz will join the staff of the Sierra Club.

The Wind Coalition hires Jeff Clark as executive director


The Wind Coalition has announced the hiring of veteran government affairs professional Jeff Clark as its new executive director.

Report: Outgoing NRC boss Jaczko intimated and bullied employees


An internal investigation into outgoing Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said that he engaged in bullying and intimidation and created a tense work environment at the NRC.

Duke Energy names South Carolina president


Duke Energy has named Clark Gillespy president of the company's South Carolina service region.

DTE Energy announces leadership changes


DTE Energy on June 22 announced multiple leadership changes. Peter Oleksiak was been named senior vice president of finance and James Tompkins was named vice president, effective Sept. 1, 2012.

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.