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Friday, September 12, 2008

Former NRC Chair Shirley Jackson Will Advise Next President

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, right, was the Chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) during the Clinton Administration. Dr. Jackson announced a new energy plan for the next U.S. president and Congress at a National Press Club press conference this week. The strategy, known as the 100-Day Energy Action Plan, was developed by The Council on Competitiveness, a nonpartisan group of corporate, labor and university leaders. Jackson is vice chairwoman of the organization and co-chair of its Energy Security, Innovation and Sustainability Initiative.

Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson is currently president of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a theoretical physicist and has been speaking about energy issues on a regular basis around the world and also sits on the boards of directors of Marathon Oil Corp. and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc., a large utility and power plant owner based in New Jersey that is better known as PSEG. (More)

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