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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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Nordex Touts Good Year In Turkish Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

With approximately 350 MW installed in 2016, German turbine manufacturer Nordex is touting a 25% market share for installed wind capacity in Turkey for the year. In total, with 1.5 GW, the company says it has set up roughly one-quarter [Read More]

Arkansas Lawmakers Put Up Fight Against Clean Line’s Plains & Eastern Project

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Republican legislators in Arkansas are urging Rick Perry, the newly elected secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to “preserve states’ rights” and review Clean Line Energy Partners’ proposed Plains & Eastern Clean Line project, a 700-mile transmission line that [Read More]

Vaisala Scales Up Colorado Operations For Triton Wind Profiler

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Finland-headquartered Vaisala has doubled the production capacity of its Boulder, Colo., operations center for the Triton wind profiler, which offers wind developers and operators hub-height wind measurement data. In turn, Vaisala says it now offers customers faster turnaround on the [Read More]

Anbaric, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Create Clean Energy Partnership

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Wakefield, Mass.-based Anbaric, a developer of clean energy transmission and microgrid projects, and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan have created a new company called Anbaric Development Partners, which will develop clean energy infrastructure projects in North America by accelerating the revitalization [Read More]

Gamesa Ups Its Spanish Supplier Base

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Marking year-on-year growth of 17%, Gamesa purchased EUR 936 million worth of goods and services from Spanish suppliers in 2016. In addition, last year, Gamesa increased its Spanish supplier base by 36% by adding 859 new companies to bring the [Read More]

West Coast Utility Regulators Renew Vows For Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

Mortenson Building North America’s Biggest Single-Phase Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Renewable energy contractor Mortenson has been selected to build what it says will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, will be [Read More]

100% Renewables? Look To Colleges And Universities To Lead The Way

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

America’s colleges and universities are in a good position to lead the country’s eventual transition to 100% renewable energy, according to a new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report, “Renewable Energy 100: The Course to [Read More]

RENEW Northeast Welcomes Offshore Wind Developers, National Wildlife Federation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

RENEW Northeast, a nonprofit association uniting environmental advocates and the renewable energy industry, has welcomed the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and offshore wind developers DONG Energy and Vineyard Wind to its board of directors. The group’s mission is to promote [Read More]

Scottish Renewables Consultancy Sets Up Shop In Alberta

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Green Cat Renewables (GCR), a renewable energy consultancy with bases in Scotland, is expanding into North America by launching an office in Calgary, Alberta. Starting next month, Green Cat Renewables Canada Corp. will provide development support and consultancy services for [Read More]