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Joseph Bebon was editor of Solar Industry magazine. In addition, he contributed 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.
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New York Governor Signs Bill Mandating Energy Storage Goal

Better late than never! Last week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., signed legislation requiring the establishment of a statewide energy storage mandate. The governor’s...
usa

Sierra Club: 50 Towns, Cities Now Committed To 100% Clean Energy

A total of 50 cities and towns across the U.S. have now committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable sources of energy like wind...
hawaii

University of Hawaii Forms Utility Partnership For Green Tariffs

The University of Hawaii (UH) and utility company Hawaiian Electric have committed to collaborate on development of a renewable energy initiative to help the...
renewables

Another Colorado Community Pledges 100% Renewable Energy

The Breckenridge, Colo., town council has unanimously approved a resolution committing the community to shift away from dirty fossil fuels and to transition to...
san diego

California Utilities On Good Path Toward Renewable Energy Targets

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has released its annual Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) report showing that the program, which is one of the...
wells fargo

Wells Fargo Powered By 100% Renewables Across The World

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. has announced that 100% of its global electricity consumption for 2017 will be met with renewable energy. The milestone...
energy storage

How To Get To 35 GW Of U.S. Energy Storage By 2025

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) has released its “35×25: A Vision for Energy Storage” white paper, which the trade group says maps out a...
energy grid

Energy Groups Continue Battle Against DOE Grid Proposal

On Tuesday, a diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies submitted reply...
new england

Report: How New England Is Moving Toward ‘Cleaner, Hybrid Grid’

ISO New England Inc., the operator of the New England power system and wholesale electricity markets, has issued its 2017 Regional System Plan (RSP17),...
new york

Cuomo: New York ‘Doubling Down’ On Clean Energy Efforts

Clean energy was a hot topic in New York on Friday, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a planned expansion of the NY Green...
green power

EPA Names 2017 Green Power Leaders

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its 17th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 19 Green Power Partners across the country, including...
acquiring

Global Infrastructure Partners Acquiring Equis Energy In $5B Megadeal

Equis Pte. Ltd. and U.S.-based investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) have announced the execution of binding documentation for the sale of 100% of Equis...
coal nuclear

Energy Associations Speak Out Against Proposed DOE ‘Bailout’ Of Coal, Nuclear

In joint comments, the associations urged FERC not to adopt the DOE’s proposed rule, which they argue would provide out-of-market financial support to uneconomic coal and nuclear power plants in the wholesale electricity markets overseen by FERC.
dnv gl

DNV GL Offers Testing-Based Verification Of Li-ion Battery Lifetimes

DNV GL has introduced Battery XT, which the global energy advisory and certification company says is a testing-based lifetime verification tool for lithium-ion batteries. According...
grid

CAISO Touts Strong Q3 For Western Energy Imbalance Market

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) says benefits from the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) “remained strong” during the third quarter of 2017 (Q3’17). The...
merger

TerraForm Power Yieldco Officially Merges With Brookfield

Renewables yieldco TerraForm Power (TERP) has completed a divorce from its former sponsor, SunEdison, after closing the previously announced merger and sponsorship deal with...
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TerraForm Power Stockholders OK Brookfield Agreement

TerraForm Power Inc., one of SunEdison’s yieldcos, will officially complete its previously announced merger and sponsorship transaction with Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management on Monday,...
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Wind-Powered Papa John’s Franchisee Adds Solar To Its Mix

Houston Pizza Venture, one of the largest Papa John’s franchisees in the country, will now add solar to its 100% renewable energy purchase as...

U.S. Senators Introduce ‘Advancing Grid Storage Act’

U.S. Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., members of the Senate Energy Committee, have introduced what they deem a job-creating measure that...

West Chester, Pa., Establishes 100% Clean Energy Goal

The Borough of West Chester, Pa., on Wednesday became the 45th municipality in the U.S. and second in Pennsylvania to commit to transition to...

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