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Betsy Lillian
Betsy Lillian is an associate editor of North American Windpower and Solar Industry magazine. She also serves as the editor of sister publication Unmanned Aerial Online and has been with Zackin Publications since 2012.

AEE To Next Va. Governor: How To Make Energy ‘Secure, Clean & Affordable’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has delivered a policy memo to the Virginia gubernatorial campaigns of Republican nominee Ed Gillespie and Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to outline how advanced energy can transform the Virginia economy. The memo – “Advanced [Read More]

IBM Achieves Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals Four Years Early

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

Clean Energy Advocates Denounce Court Decision On PJM Rules

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Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

An appeals court upheld FERC’s approval of new PJM capacity rules, which opponents argue discriminate against wind and solar.

Toy Maker Hasbro Commits To 100% Renewables, Carbon Neutrality

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Hasbro Inc., a global toy maker whose brands include Nerf, Play-Doh, Monopoly and My Little Pony, has set a goal of achieving 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality across its owned and operated global operations. Hasbro, which is headquartered out [Read More]

U.S. Solar, Wind Exceed 10% Of Monthly Generation For First Time

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

For the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) has exceeded 10% of total U.S. electricity generation. Citing March data for its Electric Power [Read More]

Florida Power & Light Gets To Work On Big Solar Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has commenced construction on its next eight solar projects, which total nearly 600 MW of combined capacity. Each of the eight facilities will be capable of generating 74.5 MW of power, according to the [Read More]

ACORE Co-Founder Named CEO Of Global Solar Council

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

The Global Solar Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to coordinating the international advocacy efforts of the world’s solar energy associations, has named Jodie Roussell its new CEO. Roussell, who will assume the new role on Aug. 1, currently serves as [Read More]

Greenbacker Acquiring More Residential Solar From TerraForm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC has signed a $6 million purchase and sale agreement for 1,252 operating residential PV solar systems from a subsidiary of TerraForm Power. The systems have an aggregate generating capacity of [Read More]

D.C. Launches Low-Income Solar Program With GRID

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 26, 2017

The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) have partnered to develop Solar Works DC, a low-income solar installation and job training program in Washington, D.C. To implement the first year of the program, [Read More]

Trump’s Budget Proposal ‘Slashes’ Energy And Environmental Funding

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Written by Betsy Lillian on May 23, 2017

Many clean energy and environmental advocacy groups, including SEIA, have denounced the proposal.