Friday, May 3, 2013

Obama Nominates Wheeler To Chair FCC | Communications content from Electronic Design

 Richard Gawel | Electronic Design
President Obama has nominated Tom Wheeler to be the next chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), succeeding outgoing chair Julius Genachowski, who will step down later this month. Current Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will serve as acting chair until Wheeler’s appointment has been confirmed.

Duke Energy suspends licensing for nuclear reactors near Raleigh - Charlotte Business Journal

  Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal
Duke Energy Corp. has asked federal regulators to suspend its application to build two 1,017-megawatt nuclear units at its Shearon Harris nuclear plant near Raleigh.

Dhiaa Jamil, president of Duke Energy Nuclear, cites slowing growth in demand for electricity as the reason for the decision.

Duke Energy misses earnings estimates in Q1 - Charlotte Business Journal

  Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal
The adjusted earnings — the earnings followed by analysts for their forecasts — came to $1.02 per share. On average, analysts had expected $1.04 per share. Adjusted earnings exclude one-time gains and charges (including costs for Duke to achieve its $32 billion merger with Progress Energy Inc.) and discontinued operations.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

PSC Election Results

The General Assembly held elections for four seats on the Public Service Commission on May 1, 2013.  The following individuals were elected:

District 1

John E. "Butch" Howard

District 3

H. "Randy" Randall

District 5

Swain Whitfield

District 7

Gordon "O'Neal" Hamilton

 All but Mr. Randall were incumbents.  Details may be found at  SENATE JOURNAL - South Carolina Legislature Online

Jim Rogers' long good-bye to Duke Energy may be reaching its end

Senior Staff Writer- Charlotte Business Journal
This morning, Jim Rogers will chair — for the third time now — what appears his final annual shareholder meeting as chief executive of Duke Energy Corp. And it’s unlikely to be a quiet meeting.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Santee Cooper coal plant discharges spark federal lawsuit | Business | The State

The lawsuit, filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center, asks a federal court to require that Santee Cooper remove toxic coal ash from waste ponds at the 47-year-old Grainger power plant and clean up contaminated groundwater to protect the Waccamaw River in the future.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

AT&T: ‘DoJ favours T-Mobile, Sprint for 600MHz auction’

AT&T Mobility has accused the US Department of Justice (DoJ) of attempting to manipulate the upcoming 600MHz incentive auction to ensure that the two smaller nationwide carriers – Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA – win most of the available spectrum on offer. In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T said that the DoJ’s suggestion that AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless would be bidding on the low-frequency spectrum merely to ‘foreclose’ access to it is inaccurate, adding that the DoJ’s intervention on the behalf of Sprint and T-Mobile is unlawful and potentially puts the auction in jeopardy.

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