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2009-06-25 17:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anthony F. "Tony" Earley Jr., chairman and CEO of Detroit-based DTE Energy, has been elected chairman of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the national association of shareholder-owned electric companies, international affiliates and industry associates worldwide. The announcement was made during EEI's annual meeting. The Institute's chairmanship rotates on an annual basis.   "Never before in the history of this industry have we been...

2009-06-04 14:00:00

DETROIT, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from hundreds of Michigan companies participated in a day-long regional manufacturing outreach workshop at the MGM Grand. The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), with support from DTE Energy and other local co-sponsors, conducted the workshop that is designed to help companies learn how to supply products and services to the nuclear industry. Top industry leaders in reactor design, engineering, construction and procurement lead interactive...

2009-05-29 07:00:00

GLENWOOD, Ill., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR) announced today that Douglas R. Gipson has been named Chief Nuclear Executive, effective May 15, 2009. Gipson will assume overall responsibility for Landauer's Global Nuclear Power Business. "We are very pleased to be able to name Doug to this critical position for Landauer. He has extensive industry experience at the executive and operating level and will be integral to Landauer's global nuclear power strategy....

2009-05-12 09:50:00

DETROIT, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 4, The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) will conduct a regional manufacturing outreach workshop at the MGM Grand. The one-day workshop is designed to help companies learn how to supply products and services to the nuclear industry. Top industry leaders in reactor design, engineering, construction and procurement will lead interactive briefings throughout the day. These companies, which are suppliers to the nuclear utility industry, will be seeking...

2009-04-08 17:33:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Newman Wachs Racing, The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), and Entergy Nuclear have teamed up once again for the 2009 Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda. NWR and NEI joined in 2008 with Entergy Nuclear in the "Nuclear. Clean Air Energy" public awareness program, designed to educate fans and consumers about the carbon-free production of electricity at 104 nuclear power plants across America. The Nuclear Energy...

2008-11-05 12:00:26

Following is a statement on the outcome of the U.S. presidential election by the Nuclear Energy Institute's president and chief executive officer, Frank L. (Skip) Bowman: "The nuclear energy industry congratulates Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden on their election. One of the most important and compelling challenges facing their administration is to put in place a national energy policy to achieve energy security and to protect the U.S. economy and the environment. "If the United...

2008-10-08 18:00:29

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama voiced support for nuclear energy during last night's campaign debate in Nashville, Tenn. Following is a statement by the Nuclear Energy Institute's president and chief executive officer, Frank L. (Skip) Bowman, reacting to the candidates' comments on nuclear energy: "Last night's presidential debate was significant for the favorable comments from both candidates that reflect support for nuclear energy as one component of our overall...

2008-09-29 18:00:36

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: NEI Media Relations Office, +1-202-739-8000, +1-703-644- 8805 (after hours and weekends) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented leap in public support for nuclear energy has occurred since last April, a new national survey of 1,000 adults has found. A record-high 74 percent of Americans favor nuclear energy, with only 24 percent opposed, according to the survey. The favorability mark is 11 percentage points higher, and the...

2008-07-15 03:00:32

By McKenzie, Lawrence J The nuclear energy industry faces a critical shortage of workers over the next five years. According to Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) surveys conducted in 2004 and 20051, up to 23,000 workers may be eligible to retire, representing 40 percent of all jobs in the sector. Additionally, nearly half of industry employees are more than 47 years old and as of 2007, less than 4 percent of the nuclear technician workforce is under the age of 33. To meet the current and...

2006-03-28 17:11:57

By Leonard Anderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is planning to build new reactors to produce cleaner electricity and reduce dependence on more expensive natural gas, raising questions about the safety of new plants. U.S. President George W. Bush has urged development of atomic power for more energy security, and big electric utilities like Duke Energy Corp., Southern Co., and Progress Energy have announced preliminary plans to develop reactors in...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.