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Stay current on the news about the wind side of the Wind and Water Power Program and important wind energy events around the U.S. The Wind Program Newsletter highlights the key activities, events, funding opportunities, and resources each quarter that the program supports.

Below are more news stories related to both wind and water power from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind and Water Power Program, and other federal agencies.

Recent News

  • November 13, 2015

    How wind, solar, LEDs and electric vehicles are leading the way in America's clean energy revolution, visualized in six simple charts.

  • November 13, 2015
    Ahead of the International Energy Agency’s Ministerial in Paris, which serves as a lead-up to the COP21 UN Climate Negotiations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2015 Revolution…Now report, which details the state of several clean energy technologies in the U.S. that provide technology solutions to climate change. 
  • November 13, 2015

    Secretary Moniz Announces Clean Energy Technologies are Accelerating in the U.S. Marketplace According to New Revolution…Now Report

  • November 13, 2015
    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.  Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars November 17:  Live Webinar on the Mid-Atlantic Baseline Study  Webinar Sponsor: Wind and Water Technology Office 
  • November 10, 2015

    Through the Energy Department’s partnership with the federal Joining Forces campaign, companies from the energy, manufacturing, transportation, and information technology sectors have committed to hiring approximately 90,000 veterans and military spouses through 2020. EERE works with partners to connect skilled veterans with careers in the clean energy sector.

  • October 27, 2015

    The Biodiversity Research Institute's (BRI) new report on a three year research project gives offshore wind developers new information on environmental impacts, including migration patterns of birds and whales. This will help accelerate progress on responsible, sustainable implementation of offshore wind technologies.

  • October 1, 2015
    On October 1, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a fourth round of requests for proposals under the Energy Department’s Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) for distributed wind energy. The CIP aims to help U.S. manufacturers of small and mid-size wind turbines (with rotor-swept areas less than 1,000 square meters) to improve their turbine designs and manufacturing processes to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and eventually earn certification ensuring performance and safety.
  • September 29, 2015
    The Energy Department today released a new report showing strong progress for the U.S. offshore wind market—including the start of construction of the nation’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, one of 21 projects totaling 15,650 megawatts (MW) in the planning and development pipeline. Of these 21 U.S. projects, 13 projects totaling nearly 6,000 MW—enough to power 1.8 million homes—are in the more advanced stages of development, while 12 projects with more than 3,300 MW planned have announced a commercial operation date by 2020.
  • September 18, 2015
    It’s an exciting time for the U.S. offshore wind industry. After more than 15 years of laying the groundwork, the United States has finally hit a crucial milestone: in July, Deepwater Wind began offshore construction on what will be the nation’s first offshore wind project. The 30-megawatt (MW) Block Island Wind Farm promises to significantly lower electricity prices for the residents of Block Island, provide substantial clean energy to the mainland townships of the southern region of Rhode Island, and generate up to 300 jobs during construction.
  • September 17, 2015
    In the past, the wind energy industry has been relatively conservative in terms of data sharing, especially with the general public, which has inhibited the research community’s efforts to identify and mitigate the premature failures of wind turbine gearboxes. With support from the U.S.
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