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Miller May Take Election Challenge to Alaska Supreme Court

Regardless of how Alaska Superior Court Judge William Carey ruled Friday in Senate Republican candidate Joe Miller’s challenge of the state of Alaska’s criteria for counting write-in ballots, it won’t be the end of the prolonged battle over the results of the November election.

December 13, 2010

Industry Should Form Autonomous Safety Institute, Reilly Says

With the final report of the National Commission on the BP Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling due in just a few weeks, co-chair William K. Reilly is advising industry CEOs to create an autonomous, industry-managed safety institute, as the nuclear power industry did with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) following the Three Mile Island accident in 1979.

December 9, 2010

People

Calpine Corp. announced the death of William J. Patterson, 48, chairman of its board of directors since January 2008. A private investor and philanthropist in the San Francisco Bay Area, Patterson was a managing director of SPO Partners & Co., an approximate 21% owner of Calpine since it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2008. Prior to that Patterson chaired the creditors committee that steered Calpine through the bankruptcy process. Ultimately he helped rebuild the board and management team. Calpine said “in due course” its board will meet and appoint a new chairman. Patterson died Sept. 24.

October 4, 2010

Spill Commission Co-Chair Sees Early End to Moratorium

William Reilly, co-chair of the president’s oil spill commission, believes that the deepwater moratorium should end before the anticipated Nov. 30 expiration deadline, say energy analysts.

August 31, 2010

Correction

In two recent articles: “After Six Years, Kelly to Leave FERC” and “Record $30M Fine for Energy Transfer Rattles Industry” (see NGI, Sept. 28a; Sept. 28b), William F. Hederman was identified as an analyst with Washington Research Group. Hederman is actually a senior vice president at Concept Capital’s Washington Research Group. NGI regrets the error.

October 5, 2009

People

William F. Hederman, former founding director of the Office of Market Oversight and Investigations (now the Office of Enforcement) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined Concept Capital’s Washington Research Group as a senior energy policy analyst. Concept Capital is an institutional broker and solutions provider for investment managers. Hederman will be working with the members of Washington Research Group’s energy team, including Ed Garlich, managing director and oil and gas analyst, and K. Whitney Stanco, energy policy analyst, covering alternative energy, climate policy and the intersection of traditional energy generators and renewable suppliers. Prior to joining the Washington Research Group, Hederman served as the founding director of the Office of Market Oversight and Investigations where he was recruited by the chairman to create market intelligence and enforcement capabilities during the California and Enron crises. In recognition of his contribution to the agency, he was the recipient of FERC’s most prestigious award, “Exemplar of Public Service,” and was nominated for the national “Service to America” award.

July 21, 2009

CSU, Bastardi Warn of Hurricanes Making U.S. Landfall in 2007

Upping its earlier prediction, the Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane forecast team, led by Phil Klotzbach and William Gray, said last week the U.S. Atlantic basin will likely experience a very active hurricane season in 2007 with an increased probability of a major hurricane making U.S. landfall. The news surprised many within the energy industry who had expected that the team’s April forecast would simply be a rehash of its December 2006 outlook (see NGI, April 2).

April 9, 2007

CSU Team Ups Hurricane Forecast, Warns of High U.S. Landfall Probability

Upping its earlier prediction, the Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane forecast team, led by Phil Klotzbach and William Gray, said Tuesday the U.S. Atlantic basin will likely experience a very active hurricane season in 2007 with an increased probability of a major hurricane making U.S. landfall. The news surprised many within the energy industry who had expected that the team’s April forecast would simply be a rehash of its December 2006 outlook (see Daily GPI, March 29).

April 4, 2007

CSU Forecast Team Reduces Atlantic Storm Activity Predictions — Again

As the Atlantic remains much quieter on the storm front than many expected just a few short months ago, respected hurricane forecasters William Gray and Philip Klotzbach of the Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane forecast team reduced their 2006 Atlantic hurricane season predictions last week for the third time since late May. While the forecasters added one more hurricane to their September prediction, they decreased their overall storm prediction by two.

October 9, 2006

CSU Forecast Team Reduces Atlantic Storm Activity Predictions — Again

As the Atlantic remains much quieter on the storm front than many expected just a few short months ago, respected hurricane forecasters William Gray and Philip Klotzbach of the Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane forecast team reduced their 2006 Atlantic hurricane season predictions Tuesday for the third time since late May. While the forecasters added one more hurricane to their September prediction, they decreased their overall storm prediction by two.

October 4, 2006