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2012-02-22 08:05:00

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTC:AEHI.PK; www.aehipower.com) announced today that the company elected Rear Admiral Michael T. Coyle (Ret) and James Ryan Holt to the Board of Directors. Both men are highly qualified in regards to their respective expertise. They also live in Idaho and therefore bring a local perspective to the Board. RADM Michael T. Coyle (Ret) had a 33-year career as a United States Naval Officer, achieving the rank of Rear...

2012-02-15 11:45:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu told workers at Southern Company subsidiary Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle today that nuclear power will continue to be an important part of the energy mix in the United States and around the world. In a speech before several hundred plant employees, Dr. Chu outlined a national energy policy that values the role nuclear plays in confronting energy security and jobs creation in a struggling...

2012-02-13 18:38:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's 2013 budget gives financial muscle to his State of the Union energy efficiency message, the Alliance to Save Energy said today. If Congress approves the president's allocations, the United States will be able to better achieve the triple promise of energy efficiency - a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. (Logo:...

2012-02-13 18:26:00

EDF Praises Funding Levels for Department of Energy, Sustainable Fisheries WASHINGTON, Feb 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund praised President Obama's congressional budget request that would provide funding for sustainable fisheries and shift some of the $4 billion a year in subsidies for oil and gas companies to invest in clean technology in Fiscal Year 2013. However, EDF lamented the fact that the president's budget proposes cutting funding for the...

2012-02-12 17:18:00

SODDY-DAISY, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An electrical malfunction in the switchyard at the Sequoyah Nuclear Plant damaged some localized electrical distribution equipment but did not affect the operation of the two units. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) TVA officials declared a "Notification of Unusual Event" Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 8:34 a.m. EST and notified federal, state and local officials. A "Notification of Unusual Event" is the...

2012-02-10 15:05:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) today in a 5-0 vote approved Georgia Power's spending on Plant Vogtle units 3 and 4 for the period including Jan. 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) The construction costs of Vogtle units 3 and 4 are monitored by the PSC via monthly filings and construction monitoring reports filed every six months. Moreover, Georgia Power expects to provide...

2012-02-09 15:09:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its review of nuclear construction, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced Thursday a new management alignment for Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 2 and Bellefonte Unit 1. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) Dave Stinson, vice president of construction at Watts Bar Unit 2, is moving to Bellefonte to lead the engineering, design and infrastructure planning under way at that site. Ray Hruby,...

2012-02-07 13:12:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tennessee Valley Authority's energy efficiency plans are within the achievable range of potential energy savings for the region, a study commissioned by TVA shows. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The study by Global Energy Partners said the Tennessee Valley could reduce energy use over five years by 2.2 percent to 5 percent by taking advantage of energy efficiency programs offered by TVA and...

2012-02-06 10:15:00

As Final Arguments Are Filed, Southern Co., Obama Administration Fight FOIA Request to Figure Out Danger to Taxpayers in the Event of Default in Deal More Than 12 Times the Size of Solyndra. ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) believed to be within days of announcing the final federal approval of the controversial Vogtle nuclear project, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) has asked a court to stop more than two...

2012-02-03 10:18:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection invites industries, businesses, utilities and local government to an introductory workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 15, about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001, a program designed to promote energy efficiency and reduce operating costs for a variety of organizations. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the North-central Regional...