ANNOUNCEMENT 31 Dec 2010

In 2010 the Department of Energy provided a loan guarantee for a wind energy project.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising
Inception date: 31 Dec 2010 | Removal date: open ended

Loan guarantee

Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 authorizes the U.S. Department of Energy to issue loan guarantees for certain projects. One of the requirements is that the project must be located in the United States. Other requirements are that the project must utilize a new or significantly improved technology; avoid, reduce or sequester greenhouse gases; and have a reasonable prospect of repayment.

One such loan guarantee came in December, 2010, when Caithness Energy, LLC received a guarantee for a $1.3 billion wind energy project. 

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