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Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian is an associate editor of North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She also serves as the editor of sister publication Unmanned Aerial Online and has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.
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Another Two U.S. Cities Establish 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

A total of 25 U.S. cities have now committed to fully transition to renewable energy, following city council votes on Tuesday establishing 100% renewable energy goals in Madison, Wis., and Abita Springs, La., according to the Sierra Club. Madison and [Read More]

How To Decarbonize The Energy Sector: Significantly Ramp Up Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

By expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions globally could be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, according to new findings from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA’s “Perspectives for [Read More]

Xcel Energy Proposes Another Hefty U.S. Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

The Minneapolis-based company is seeking to bring 1,230 MW of wind power to Texas and New Mexico. Just last week, Xcel also announced big wind plans for the Upper Midwest.

Deal Signed For Altamont Pass Repowered Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

Salka LLC, a San Diego-based renewable energy company, has signed a purchase and sale agreement for the Summit Wind Project, a 55 MW wind farm under development in the east San Francisco Bay area. The agreement was signed with Castlelake [Read More]

Prince Edward Island Aims For 70 MW Of New Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

As part of a 10-year plan to develop a “stronger, more sustainable and resilient province,” the government of Prince Edward Island has put forth a new energy strategy that includes adding 70 MW of wind power. According to a government [Read More]

Peak View Wind Project Welcomed To Southern Colorado Grid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

With the integration of its 60 MW Peak View Wind Project into the grid, Black Hills Energy is bringing renewable energy to its more than 94,000 customers in southern Colorado. The 34-turbine wind farm is located near Walsenburg, Colo. Completed [Read More]

More M&A Action: GE-LM Wind Power Merger Gets OK From EU

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Concluding that the merged entity would continue to face “effective competition” in Europe, the European Commission has approved GE’s acquisition of Danish wind blade manufacturer LM Wind Power. The commission says its investigation focused on the effect of the transaction [Read More]

Wind Developer Deploys Vaisala’s Triton Above The Arctic Circle

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Vaisala is reporting two successful winters north of the Arctic Circle for its Triton remote sensing system, which measured the wind for Finnish developer and operator Puhuri Oy. Vaisala says its Triton wind profiler – a compact, mobile unit with [Read More]

That’s The Last Of It: NV Energy Kills Coal Plant, Moves Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

As part of a goal to further reduce Nevada’s carbon emissions, Las Vegas-based NV Energy has taken down the fourth and final unit of its 257 MW coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station. Thus, the facility is no longer providing energy [Read More]

FirstEnergy Upgrading W. Va. Transformer To Accommodate More Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

Akron, Ohio-headquartered FirstEnergy Corp. expects to invest about $166 million this year on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to help enhance service reliability for its customers in Mon Power’s 34-county West Virginia service area. Among the plans is replacing a [Read More]