Monday, June 11, 2012

Duke Energy, Progress Call FERC Decision 'Positive' for Merger | Fox Business

"We are pleased that the FERC has conditionally approved the merger, our Joint Dispatch Agreement and Joint Open Access Transmission Tariff," Jim Rogers, Duke's chairman, president and chief executive said in a statement. "We will quickly complete the evaluation of the conditions in the orders while working to obtain the remaining regulatory approvals to close the merger on July 1."

Allison Macfarlane N.R.C. Hearing May Focus on Waste -

 Matthew L. Wald
But for the first time, the president has chosen a geologist for the post, Allison M. Macfarlane of George Mason University, and her expertise aligns with the pressing concerns facing Congress and the nuclear industry. She is a longtime critic of the idea of burying waste at Yucca Mountain, a volcanic structure about 100 miles from Las Vegas chosen by Congress in the late 1980s, considering its geology too unpredictable.

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