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BrightSource Energy CEO Woolard Stepping Down, Mercury News Says

John Woolard is stepping down as chief executive officer of BrightSource Energy Inc. (BRSE), according to the San Jose Mercury News.

His departure from the Oakland, California-based solar-thermal developer had been discussed for months, Woolard told the newspaper. Executive Chairman David Ramm will serve as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found.

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