Monday, September 10, 2007

Defending Ex-Duke Power Executive Bill Coley

Today's edition of The Telegraph (U.K.) is featuring an interview with Bill Coley, CEO of British Energy. For the most part, it's quite good, detailing Coley's rise through the ranks at Duke Power from his days working at a coal plant in North Carolina all the way to his elevation to President of the company.

Unfortunately, while the story provides a full picture of Coley's tenure at Duke, the headline is more than a little misleading: How Britain's nuclear chief Bill Coley left the US under a cloud.

That little detail annoyed Rod Adams, who did a little digging of his own to correct the record:

As I dug through that information, I still did not find anything that indicated any blame associated with Bill Coley other than a statement that said that the audit "was silent" on his involvement.

Based on having met the man and having talked to people who know him well, I find his explanation for his career choices far more satisfying than the vague innuendo that he was somehow forced from his job at Duke.
For more details, read the rest of Rod's post right now.

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