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Mark Del Franco
Focusing on all aspects of the wind industry, Mark Del Franco has served as editor of North American Windpower magazine since 2008. From the ongoing saga of the production tax credit to the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry to Ontario's feed-in tariff struggles, Del Franco has covered it all in U.S. and Canada.
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Nordic Windpower CEO Shares Department Of Energy Loan-Guarantee Details

Mark Del Franco
Written by Mark Del Franco on July 28, 2009

As Berkeley, Calif.-based turbine manufacturer Nordic Windpower reported on July 2, it was one of the first companies in the renewable energy space to be the beneficiary of a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). But, as [Read More]

Department Of Energy Loan Guidelines Expected To Be Released In Stages

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Written by Mark Del Franco on July 22, 2009

One week after the U.S. Department of the Treasury released its guidance for the cash-grant program, the Department of Energy (DOE) is nearing the release of additional guidelines for large transmission projects, innovative technologies and commercial renewable technologies. So-called innovative [Read More]

Department Of Treasury Releases Cash Grant Guidelines And Application Instructions

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Written by Mark Del Franco on July 09, 2009

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has released its long-anticipated guidelines and application instructions for payments for renewable energy property under Section 1603, commonly known as cash grants. The cash grants, which have been eagerly awaited since February's passage of [Read More]

Babcock & Brown Divestiture Continues

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Written by Mark Del Franco on June 26, 2009

Hoping to make a big splash with its first wind acquisition, private equity player Riverstone Holdings purchased Babcock & Brown's wind development portfolio this week. The new company will be called Pattern Energy. Although financial terms were not disclosed, Riverstone [Read More]

Senate Energy Bill Includes Renewable Electricity Standard

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Written by Mark Del Franco on June 18, 2009

By a vote of 15 to 8, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, which includes a 15% by 2021 federal renewable electricity standard (RES). Notably, the 15% provision is [Read More]

MMS Rule Provides Framework For Offshore Wind

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Written by Mark Del Franco on April 23, 2009

In a move that outlines the parameters for offshore wind and how it will be developed, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), part of the Department of the Interior (DOI), on April 22 issued a framework that grants leases, easements and [Read More]