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Joseph Bebon
Joseph Bebon is editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributes to sister publications North American Windpower magazine and NGT News, an online news site covering alternative fuel vehicles, and was previously editor of the latter. Joseph is also the former editor of smart grid publication Renew Grid. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in English and started his career at Zackin Publications, publisher of Solar Industry, as an editorial assistant in 2010.

U.S. Takes Hit In ‘Attractiveness’ Ranking For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

The U.S. is no longer the most enticing renewable energy market for investors, according to EY’s latest Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). China and India have surpassed the U.S. at the top of the index, a bi-annual ranking of [Read More]

Court Approves Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Lawsuit

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 01, 2017

On Friday, a federal court approved the Trump administration’s request to suspend the litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The decision comes after President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders aimed at rolling back Obama-era environmental and [Read More]

Sold! Brookfield To Acquire Bankrupt SunEdison’s TerraForm Yieldcos

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

It appears TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power, yieldcos of bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison, will finally be able to come out from underneath the shadow of their troubled parent company. Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management has agreed to fully acquire TerraForm Global, [Read More]

NREL Highlights The Increasing Role Of Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on November 23, 2016

A new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) further verifies what many other studies have found: Renewable energy has continued to flourish in the U.S. According to NREL, its 2015 Renewable Energy Data Book shows that U.S. renewable [Read More]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Celebrates Its First Birthday

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Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2016

Today, the hashtag #CleanPowerPlan is trending on Twitter. That’s because, exactly one year ago, on Aug. 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final version of its historic climate change initiative. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes [Read More]

Happy Earth Day: Countries Meet In NYC To Sign Paris Agreement

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Written by Joseph Bebon on April 22, 2016

Today, on Earth Day, leaders from about 170 countries converged in New York City to formally sign the Paris Agreement. According to the United Nations, that is by far the biggest number of countries to ever sign an international agreement [Read More]

Feds Officially Cut Back Period For Wind Farm Eagle Take Permits

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Written by Joseph Bebon on February 18, 2016

To comply with a court order, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reinstated its previous five-year limit for incidental take permits.

Court Denies Petitioners’ Plea To Halt The Clean Power Plan

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Written by Joseph Bebon on January 22, 2016

On Thursday, a federal court handed renewable energy stakeholders, environmentalists and the Obama administration a victory: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a request to halt the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean [Read More]

Will New York Be A Coal-Free State And Major Renewables Hub By 2020?

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Written by Joseph Bebon on January 14, 2016

On Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2016 State of the State address and revealed some big plans for clean energy, including goals to make New York State coal-free by 2020 and to install more wind and [Read More]

Google Nearly Doubles Renewable Energy Portfolio With New PPAs

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Written by Joseph Bebon on December 04, 2015

Google has signed nearly 1 GW in new renewable energy purchase contracts and, therefore, almost doubled how much clean energy the internet giant has bought to power its data centers around the world. According to a blog post by Urs [Read More]