Should The Wind Industry Push For A PTC Phase-Out?
on Thursday March 29 2012 by Mark Del Franco
In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., suggested that the wind industry might be better served by a multiyear gradual phase-out of [read more]
UTC's Clipper Sale Underscores Harsh Wind Power Market Realities
on Thursday March 22 2012 by Mark Del Franco
Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies Corp. (UTC) announced on March 15 that it was selling off Carpinteria, Calif.-based wind turbine manufacturer Clipper Windpower as part of [read more]
NAW Exclusive: Inside Peter Mandelstam's New Offshore Wind Venture
on Tuesday February 21 2012 by Mark Del Franco
Peter Mandelstam, former president and founder of NRG Bluewater Wind, has started up Arcadia Offshore LLC, an offshore wind development company that promises to be [read more]
PTC Extension For Wind Energy Not Included In Payroll Tax Bill
on Thursday February 16 2012 by Mark Del Franco
[*Updated to include policy analysis*] Hopes that a near-term extension of the production tax credit (PTC) for wind power would be included in legislation to [read more]
[UPDATED] Obama: 'Pass Clean Energy Tax Credits And Create These Jobs'
on Thursday January 26 2012 by Mark Del Franco
During Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass clean energy legislation - such as an extension of the expiring [read more]
Overcoming The Cold Realities Of The Offshore Wind Power Market
on Thursday January 19 2012 by Mark Del Franco
The offshore wind industry requires patience from developers and investors who have the vision to support projects through the inevitable peaks and valleys associated with [read more]
Ex-Im Bank Lends Assistance During 'Critical' Time For Wind Industry
on Tuesday January 10 2012 by Mark Del Franco
Manufacturers looking to expand beyond the U.S. this year can find help right here at home in the form of the Export-Import Bank of the [read more]
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Envisions Wind Power To Aid In 'Energy Highway'
on Thursday January 05 2012 by Mark Del Franco
More than 60 years ago, President Dwight Eisenhower outlined plans to build an interstate highway system to connect the far reaches of the country. Now, [read more]
Beyond NRG Bluewater's Decision: Forging A Path For U.S. Offshore Wind
on Thursday December 15 2011 by Mark Del Franco
NRG Bluewater's suspension of all offshore wind energy development earlier this week is a stark reminder that, for all of its potential, offshore wind remains [read more]
DOI's New Tribal-Land Leasing Rules Give Wind Developers More Certainty
on Thursday December 01 2011 by Mark Del Franco
In an effort to expedite renewable energy development on American Indian lands, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has put forth a proposal that [read more]
Offshore Wind Project Finance 101: Learning From Europe's Example
on Tuesday October 25 2011 by Mark Del Franco
Historically, European offshore wind projects were balance-sheet financed, typically by large utilities. However, several recent European offshore wind deals have been project financed, which could [read more]
Salazar: 'Offshore Wind's Brightest Days Are Still Ahead Of Us'
on Wednesday October 12 2011 by Mark Del Franco
If the nascent offshore wind industry needed a boost of federal support, it surely received one from U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken [read more]
McGuinty Wins In Ontario; Wind Industry Exhales
on Friday October 07 2011 by Mark Del Franco
Ontario voters have re-elected Premier Dalton McGuinty in the Oct. 6 election, meaning that incentives for wind energy, including the Green Energy Act (GEA) and [read more]
Opportunities Abound For Canada's Wind Industry, But Challenges Remain
on Thursday October 06 2011 by Mark Del Franco
By year's end, nearly 1,400 MW of wind energy will have been installed in Canada in 2011, representing a calendar-year record. However, despite this achievement, [read more]
CanWEA Lays Out Vision For British Columbia Wind
on Wednesday October 05 2011 by Mark Del Franco
Although British Columbia is better suited than most places in the world for large-scale wind energy development, the Canadian province has just 250 MW of [read more]
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