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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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Apple’s New Iowa Data Center Will Run Entirely On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

Apple has announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot data center in Waukee, Iowa, that will run entirely on renewable energy from day one. Apple says its investment of $1.3 billion will create over 550 construction and operations jobs in the [Read More]

Green America Launches Effort Pushing Verizon, AT&T Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

Green America has launched a new campaign urging telecommunications giants AT&T and Verizon to commit to 100% renewable energy. According to the organization, both companies are currently using less than 2% renewable energy, putting them far behind many leaders in [Read More]

The DOE’s Grid Study Is Finally Here

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Written by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

The agency blames the dominance of natural gas, as well as the increase of wind and solar, for the “negative impact” on traditional baseload generation, e.g. coal.

Connecticut Firm Sells Texas Wind Interests To Munich Re

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2017

Greenwich, Conn.-based Starwood Energy Group Global LLC, a private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, has sold 49% of its interests in the Horse Creek and Electra wind farms to Munich Re Group. Horse Creek and Electra, located in Haskell [Read More]

Michigan Utility Agrees To Retire Coal Plants, Add Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 23, 2017

Under a settlement agreement announced today by the Sierra Club, the Lansing Board of Water and Light (LBWL) in Michigan will stop burning fossil fuels at its coal-fired Erickson Generating Station by December 2025 and commit to specific clean energy [Read More]

Invenergy Announces Sale Of Scottish Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 23, 2017

Chicago-headquartered Invenergy has announced the sale of its Corriegarth Wind Energy Center to Greencoat UK Wind PLC. The 69.5 MW facility is located approximately 31 kilometers southwest of Inverness in Scotland. Financing for Corriegarth was completed in October 2015. The [Read More]

Curacao Now 30 Percent Powered By Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2017

Now fully operational, the wind farm comprises five wind turbines with an installed capacity of 17.25 MW. It is an extension of existing wind farms Tera Kora I and Playa Kanoa.

Massachusetts Ski Resort Celebrates A Decade Of Wind Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 22, 2017

Jiminy Peak, which is powered entirely by renewables, houses a 1.5 MW wind turbine, 2.3 MW solar field and 75 kWh cogeneration unit. Now, it’s getting down to the “granular level” in its continuous conservation efforts.

E.ON Debuts Anti-Corrosion Tech For Offshore Wind Foundations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2017

E.ON is now protecting all 60 steel foundations of the Arkona offshore wind park in the German Baltic Sea with a special anti-corrosion coating. E.ON says it is the first company to completely assemble the monopiles of an offshore wind [Read More]

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Scores Deal With Northland

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 21, 2017

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has received an order for 31 V164-8.0 MW turbines for Northland Power Inc.’s Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) project. The 252 MW DeBu offshore wind farm, Northland’s third offshore wind project, is located 77 kilometers from its other [Read More]