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AWEA Announces New Board Chair, Members And Advisors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 22, 2017

Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of EDF Renewable Energy, has been elected chair of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) board. He succeeds Chris Brown, president of Vestas Americas. The announcement comes as AWEA kicks off WINDPOWER 2017 in Anaheim. [Read More]

New Goldwind Americas Exec Joins After Nine Years With Nordex

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 19, 2017

Goldwind Americas, the Chicago-based subsidiary of Chinese wind turbine company Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd., has appointed Reinhard Sander vice president of engineering and technology. Sander joins Goldwind Americas after almost nine years at Nordex USA Inc., where [Read More]

Longtime GE Vet Joins Energy Storage Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 18, 2017

Eos Energy Storage has added two energy industry veterans to its executive team: Jeff Wiener, former director of global sales for energy storage at GE, joins as senior vice president of global sales, and Chris Gerlach, former vice president of [Read More]

AWEA Hires Energy Policy Strategist Amy Farrell

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 10, 2017

Amy L. Farrell, a strategist and expert in energy, environmental and regulatory policy, has been named senior vice president for government and public affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). According to AWEA, Farrell will oversee federal regulatory affairs, [Read More]

Siemens Gamesa Names Markus Tacke New CEO

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 09, 2017

The board of directors of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has unanimously appointed Markus Tacke the company’s new CEO. According to the company, the appointment is effective immediately. Tacke succeeds Ignacio Martin, who announced in April his intention to step down. [Read More]

Innogy Sets Sail With Chris Wissemann, Makes Big Splash With Renewables Hires

Posted by Amanda Fava on May 08, 2017

Hoping to gain a foothold in the U.S. offshore wind and solar markets, Essen, Germany-based developer innogy SE has added a pair of industry executives with deep roots in renewable energy, including offshore wind executive Chris Wissemann. According to innogy, Wissemann, [Read More]

Trump Makes ‘Ironic’ Choice For Head Of DOE Renewables Office

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly made his pick for the next head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Daniel Simmons, former vice president of policy at the Institute for Energy Research [Read More]

Senator Named Ocean State’s ‘Clean Energy Champion’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 04, 2017

As part of the Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) annual Rhode Island Clean Energy Day, clean energy business stakeholders convened at the Rhode Island State Capitol last week, when the council also named its 2017 Rhode Island Clean Energy Champion. [Read More]

Calif. State Senator De Leon To Keynote WINDPOWER

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Renewable energy advocate Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon will be keynoting the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017, taking place in Anaheim, Calif., next month. According to AWEA, the Democratic senator is the California senate’s “most powerful [Read More]

DONG Energy U.K. Chairman Retiring After 13 Years

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

Brent Cheshire, DONG Energy’s U.K. chairman, is retiring in June after 13 years with the company. In turn, Matthew Wright, CEO of Southern Water, has been appointed managing director of DONG Energy U.K. According to the company, Cheshire was DONG [Read More]