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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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U.S. Launches New Effort For Offshore Wind Standards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 18, 2017

A three-year project aimed at developing a set of standards for U.S. offshore wind has been launched by the Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Bureau of Safety and [Read More]

Ohio Senator Fights For New Wind Setback Laws Once Again

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

According to Sen. Cliff Hite, Ohio’s setback rule acts as a moratorium on wind development in the state; there have been no new wind applications filed with the siting board since 2014.

UMaine’s Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Passes ABS Review

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore and marine industries, has completed the design review of the front end engineering and design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind [Read More]

BOEM Invites Public To Offshore Wind Meeting In New York

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to its fifth meeting of the New York Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force on Oct. 3 in New York. According to the agency, the meeting will continue stakeholder [Read More]

Survey: What’s Driving Corporate Renewables Purchases?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

Apex Clean Energy and GreenBiz Group have released a new report highlighting the current drivers and barriers to the corporate and industrial procurement of renewable energy. The research, conducted in August, shows that while the continually improving economics of utility-scale [Read More]

M&M’S Launches New Wind Energy Campaign

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 15, 2017

In an effort to address the importance of tackling climate change, M&M’S has launched its Fans of Wind campaign, using “spokescandies” Red and Yellow as advocates for wind energy. M&M’S is a brand of Mars Inc., which says it sources [Read More]

Two More U.S. Municipalities Pledge 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 14, 2017

The Sierra Club has announced that two more U.S. municipalities have made commitments to transition to 100% clean energy – the Town of Hillsborough, N.C., and the Borough of Phoenixville, Pa. On Monday, Hillsborough became the first town in North [Read More]

More Big-Name Brands Hop On Board RE100 For 100% Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 13, 2017

The 106 members of the RE100 campaign – an initiative uniting influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power – are now taking the total demand for renewable electricity to around 150 TWh annually, which is more than enough to power [Read More]

RES Americas OK’d For Glacier Ridge Wind Farm In N.D.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2017

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas recently received a siting permit from the North Dakota Public Service Commission for the second phase of its 300 MW Glacier Ridge Wind Farm. According to a local report from Inforum, the commission has unanimously [Read More]

‘Astounding’ Results Announced In U.K. Offshore Wind Auction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 12, 2017

RenewableUK, the renewable energy trade association in the U.K., is highlighting the dramatic fall in the cost of offshore wind, which, according to the results of the country’s latest competitive auction for renewable technologies, is cheaper than the cost of [Read More]