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New O&M Head Joins Natural Power North America From Acciona

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

In response to increasing demand for operations and asset management services, Scotland-headquartered renewables consultancy Natural Power has appointed Julius Carter head of operations and asset management in North America. Natural Power says the appointment will allow the company to expand [Read More]

Law Firm Establishes Clean Energy Legal Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

Richmond, Va.-headquartered law firm Hunton & Williams LLP has formed a global, cross-disciplinary legal team to advise corporations and investors on issues related specifically to sustainability and efforts to increase the use of renewable energy. As part of the firm’s [Read More]

U.S. Clean Energy Advocacy Group Names New Board Members

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business group focused on accelerating the growth of clean energy in the U.S., has added six company executives to its board of directors. The new directors include the following: Paul Kaleta, executive vice president [Read More]

WindEurope Appoints New Chief Policy Officer

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

WindEurope (formerly the European Wind Energy Association) has appointed Pierre Tardieu chief policy officer. He succeeds Kristian Ruby, who has become secretary general of Eurelectric. Tardieu, who has immediately assumed the role, has been with the association since 2011. He [Read More]

California Gov. Names Two New PUC Commissioners

Posted by Lauren Tyler on December 29, 2016

California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Martha Guzman Aceves and Clifford Rechtschaffen to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). As reported, the two new commissioners will replace Michael Florio and Catherine Sandoval, whose six-year terms expire on Jan. 1, 2017. [Read More]

Trump’s New Pick For DOE Secretary Faces Backlash

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

To the dismay of several clean energy and environmental groups, President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly appointing former Texas Gov. Rick Perry head of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry, a Republican, served as Texas’ governor from 2000 to 2015 [Read More]

‘Climate Science Denier’ Pruitt Gets Nod To Head U.S. EPA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Scott Pruitt, who has served as Oklahoma’s attorney general since 2010, has reportedly been named by President-elect Donald Trump’s Transition Team the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to his biography on the state of Oklahoma’s [Read More]

Colorado PUC Chairman Announces Resignation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Joshua Epel, chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), is resigning from his position. His four-year term would otherwise expire in January 2019. According to an announcement from Gov. John Hickenlooper, [Read More]

Vestas Announces New Exec For People And Culture

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Helle Bay, Vestas North America’s vice president for people and culture, will become group senior vice president for people and culture on Jan. 1, 2017. In this new role, Bay will lead Vestas’ global human resources efforts. She will also [Read More]

Boston Clean Energy Group Welcomes New Board Members

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 02, 2016

Boston-based NECEC – comprising the Northeast Clean Energy Council, a nonprofit business member organization, and NECEC Institute, a nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development and communications initiatives – has elected two new board members. Cynthia Arcate, president and [Read More]