Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition picks new chair

The Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition (NWSC or Coalition) announces the election of Michigan Public Service Commissioner Greg White as its new chairman.  Chairman White succeeds David Boyd, whose term on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission recently expired.

A credentialed expert on nuclear waste policy issues, Chairman White is well-equipped to lead the Coalition.  In numerous roles over the course of 28 years at the Michigan Public Service Commission, he has demonstrated a commitment to the quest for federal government action to remove and ultimately dispose of nuclear waste from utility sites in Michigan and beyond.  Chairman White was involved in the NWSC’s formation in late 1993, has served on the NWSC Executive Committee since 2010, and has served as Chairman of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues – Waste Disposal since 2013. 

 Outgoing Chairman David Boyd was praised by the new chairman.

David Boyd served as Chairman of the NWSC from June 2013 until his departure from the Minnesota PUC at the end of January 2015 and had been a member of the Executive Committee since 2008. 

In addition to his duties as a Minnesota Commissioner, David actively engaged on a number of energy issues at the state, regional, federal, and international levels, but making progress on nuclear waste policy issues was always a priority.  Notably, Boyd testified before the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee in July 2013 regarding nuclear waste policy reform legislation.  He also chaired the NARUC Subcommittee on Nuclear Issues – Waste Disposal from 2010 until 2013 and the NARUC Electricity Committee from 2013 through last month.