Saturday, June 23, 2012

Duke Energy names S.C. president - Charlotte Business Journal

John Downey
Gillespy takes over in South Carolina as parent company Duke Energy Corp. prepares to merge with Progress Energy Inc. The operations of the two utility subsidiaries will remain separate for several years after the merger. But Gillespy will be in charge of regulatory issues, government relations and community affairs for both the Duke and Progress utilities in the state.

Friday, June 22, 2012

AT&T fighting FCC over special access - Eliza Krigman -

Eliza Krigman
Special access isn’t as high-profile as fights between AT&T and the Federal Communications Commission over other issues, such as net neutrality regulations or the telecom company’s failed bid to acquire T-Mobile USA. But it makes for another bitter dispute between AT&T and the FCC, one that could wind up in court.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Support for mini-nuclear reactors gaining steam in SC - Business -

Jeff Wilkinson
The U.S. Department of Energy has given the green light for three companies to partner with SRS to potentially develop the nation’s first mini-reactors there. The three companies are competing with other plant design companies across the nation – and each other – for federal matching grants totaling up to $452 million to support engineering, certification and licensing for up to two mini-reactor designs. Winners are expected to be announced later this summer.

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