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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

  • February 8, 2016
    National laboratory researchers have entered the final phase of testing a next-generation drivetrain that will be less expensive, more reliable, and more efficient. This project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), combines innovations across the entire drivetrain system: gearbox, generator, and power converter. According to project lead Jonathan Keller, senior engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the test results look good. The technology is meeting design projections and working as researchers thought it would.
  • February 1, 2016
    Last spring, a 3D-printed replica Shelby Cobra, manufactured at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), visited the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, DC. Now, DOE’s Wind Program and Advanced Manufacturing Office, ORNL, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and other organizations are partnering to apply this advanced manufacturing technology to the production of wind turbine blade molds.
  • January 12, 2016

    Here on the EERE Blog, we tell other stories related to the Energy Department’s efforts to develop and deliver market solutions for energy saving-homes, buildings, and manufacturing; sustainable transportation; and renewable electricity generation. Here are our top five blog posts for 2015.

  • January 12, 2016
    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today issued a formal notice of intent for organizations interested in developing a Sustainability Plan for the Wind for Schools project. This formal sources sought request will help to identify organizations wanting to respond to a future request for proposal (RFP). In this case, submitting a proposal for the sources sought is a prerequisite for any applicant wishing to submit a response to a future RFP.
  • January 7, 2016

    As we start the new year, we're taking a look back at December 2015--our top blog posts and some favorites we want to share with you. Happy New Year!

  • December 22, 2015

    Renewable energy from wind and water had a big year in 2015. As the year comes to a close, we celebrate the milestones of renewable electricity generation in wind and water power with a list of some of our largest accomplishments.

  • December 7, 2015

    A next-generation buoy will provide unprecedented information on offshore wind patterns, making it possible to harness wind power in entirely new locations.

  • 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

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