22 September '10
11:51 AM UTC
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BrightSource Readying IPO?

BrightSource Energy is expected to win one of many approvals for its 392-megawatt Ivanpah solar plant today but the news has been overshadowed by rumors  VentureWire reports that BrightSource has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to explore an IPO but it likely wouldn’t happen until the market for green energy IPOs improves. Read More »

21 September '10
2:04 PM UTC
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BrightSource Names NRDC Founder, Former SCE Head Bryson as Chairman

John E. Bryson: Environmental and energy industry veteran

BrightSource Energy has appointed John E. Bryson, a co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and former Chairman and chief executive of Edison International, as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

The move comes a day before BrightSource is expected to win approval from the California Energy Commission for the 392-megawatt Ivanpah Solar Eclectric Generating System and weeks before the Bureau of Land Management permits the project. Read More »