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Perry’s Confirmation As DOE Head Faces Mixed Bag Of Reactions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 03, 2017

In a vote of 62-37, the U.S. Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the 14th secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Perry succeeds Ernest Moniz, who was nominated as DOE secretary in 2013 under the [Read More]

Vestas Appoints Head Of New Asia-Pacific Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

To strengthen its presence in the Asia-Pacific (APC) region, Vestas announced last week that the current APC sales business unit (SBU) would be re-organized into two new SBUs: SBU CHI, covering China and Mongolia, and SBU ASP, covering all other [Read More]

Natural Power Announces U.S. Hire For Renewables-Environment Work

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 02, 2017

In an effort to expand its services for the North American renewable energy industry, Scotland-headquartered Natural Power has announced the appointment of Christine Sutter as head of environment in North America. Sutter will be responsible for providing environmental and permitting [Read More]

Xcel Energy Welcomes Board Member From Finance, Renewables Sectors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Daniel Yohannes, who has extensive experience working for the government and in finance and renewables, has been elected to Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy’s board of directors. Yohannes most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and [Read More]

Vermont Wind Company Northern Power Systems Names Board Member

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Vermont-based wind turbine company Northern Power Systems Corp. has named Kevin Kopczynski to the company’s board of directors. He replaces Marcus Baker, president of the Baker Cos. Inc. Kopczynski is senior director of research and development at First Solar. He [Read More]

GE Shakes Up Renewables Executive Team

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Coming off a record year for its onshore wind sector, GE has made two executive changes within its renewables businesses. Anne McEntee has been named vice president of the renewable energy services division, and Pete McCabe will succeed McEntee as [Read More]

Law Firm Welcomes Former White House Clean Energy Advisor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

Ali A. Zaidi – who recently served under the Obama administration as the White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) associate director for natural resources, energy and science – has joined global law firm Morrison & Foerster as a [Read More]

Women Of Wind Energy Names CohnReznick’s Kaiga To Board

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 10, 2017

Elizabeth Kaiga, director within the renewable energy practice at CohnReznick LLP, has joined Women of Wind Energy‘s (WoWE) board of directors. In her role at CohnReznick, Kaiga leads business development initiatives. She has over 15 years of energy industry experience, [Read More]

Gramlich Departs AWEA, Launches New Power Grid Firm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Rob Gramlich, senior vice president of government and public affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), is leaving the association to start a firm that will focus on power grid issues. According to AWEA, Grid Strategies LLC will launch [Read More]

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]