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Nuclear Energy Industry Transitions

Edward McGaffigan Jr. was sworn in Oct. 12 for an unprecedented third term as a commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Reappointed by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate on Oct. 6, McGaffigan will serve as one of five commissioners until June 2010. His first term began in August 1996.

Black & Veatch Corp. has named Dean Oskvig president and chief executive officer of B&V Energy, effective Jan. 1, 2006. Oskvig has been with B&V Energy since 1975 and currently is chief operating officer. He will replace current President and CEO Ron Wood, who will retire in February 2006.

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M. Simon said…
What you need to factor in is the fact that as wind turbines get bigger over time their cost will decline below coal or nuclear.

Lest you think I'm some enviro nut: I was a Naval Nuke back in the day.

Wind can deliver about 20% of its name plate rating as base load.

BTW America is the Saudi Arabia of wind. There is enough to support 3X to 5X our TOTAL energy needs.

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