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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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Enel Green Power North America Cuts Ribbon On New Headquarters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

Enel Green Power North America Inc. (EGP-NA) recently inaugurated its new North American headquarters in Andover, Mass. EGP-NA, part of the renewable energies division of the Italy-based Enel Group, owns and operates renewable energy projects in North America. The company [Read More]

Statoil Ups Its Share In Dogger Bank Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 24, 2017

Statoil and Statkraft have completed a transaction in which Statoil has increased its share in the Dogger Bank offshore wind development. Statoil has now acquired an additional 12.5% – taking its share to 37.5%. SSE has acquired the other 12.5% [Read More]

U.S. Senator Blasts ‘Unreliable’ Wind, Says No To Clean Line Contract

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Written by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

Speaking out against buying power from the Plains & Eastern Clean Line, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander claimed that the TVA’s previous experiences with wind power showed how “unreliable” the energy source can be.

Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm Goes With SgurrEnergy For Monitoring

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded a construction monitoring contract for the Race Bank Wind Farm, a 573 MW project to be located 17 miles off the Norfolk, England, coast. The contract will be followed [Read More]

Military Concerns Spark Proposed Wind Moratorium In North Carolina

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

Citing efforts to protect the state’s military installations, a newly filed bill in the North Carolina Senate is seeking a temporary moratorium on the construction of new wind projects. The Military Operations Protection Act of 2017 – sponsored by Sens. [Read More]

Work Kicks Off On LM Wind Power’s Newest Blade Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

LM Wind Power, a designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, has commenced work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, France. Headed by French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, a foundation stone ceremony was conducted at the construction [Read More]

CanWEA Applauds Green Focus Of Federal Budget

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is voicing its support for the Canadian government’s newly released Budget 2017, which includes promoting renewable energy across the country. Budget 2017 is the next step in the government’s long-term plan to “create jobs [Read More]

Floating Offshore Wind Moves Forward In Scotland

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Dounreay Tri Ltd. has inked planning consent from the Scottish government for the installation of a floating wind farm to be located 9 kilometers off the northern coast of Scotland. According to Renewable Energy Systems (RES), this decision means the [Read More]

Energy Company Signs Up For Power From DONG Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

DONG Energy has signed a deal with U.K. green energy company Good Energy to supply power from the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210 MW project, which is operated by DONG [Read More]

AWEA: Ohio Wind Industry In Jeopardy Under Proposed Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is speaking out against a proposed Ohio bill that the group says would reduce the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) into an “unenforceable goal” and, in turn, slam the brakes on wind power investment. [Read More]