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September 4, 2013

113,000 acres off Virginia coast up for auction for wind energy

By Tamara Dietrich, Daily Press  •    •  Posted 2013-09-04 11:35:46

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will auction nearly 113,000 federal acres off the coast of Virginia Wednesday to develop a commercial wind farm that experts say could one day supply enough clean energy to power about 700,000 homes. [ read more … ]

Bonneville Power Administration’s hiring and promotion practices get stinging critique by Department of Energy audit

Print By Ted Sickinger, The Oregonian  •    •  Posted 2013-09-06 11:45:59

The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday released a stinging critique of human resources activities at Bonneville Power Administration. The overall conclusion of a triennial audit of the Portland based power marketing agency was that its hiring and promotion activities are “NOT EFFECTIVE.” The audit revealed “pervasive misapplications” of and “system departures” from federal hiring guidelines and laws.
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