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July 24, 2014
Energy Department Announces Distributed Wind Competitiveness Improvement Project Awards

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory today announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems.

July 2, 2014
NOAA Teams Up with Department of Energy & Industry to Improve Wind Forecasts

The growth of wind-generated power in the United States  is creating greater demand for improved wind forecasts. To address this need, the Department of Energy is working with NOAA and industry on the Wind Forecast Improvement Project, funded and led by DOE.

July 1, 2014
Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC.

June 25, 2014
Request for Information for Environmental Impact Minimization Technologies and Field Testing Opportunities

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding a potential funding opportunity to advance the readiness of environmental impact minimization technologies through investments in technology development and field testing. While guidelines exist for siting wind facilities to avoid impacts to wildlife, technologies to minimize impacts at operational wind facilities must be developed as the majority of existing prototypes are in the early stages of development.

June 19, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling for Current and Anticipated Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, Net Metering for Tribes, and More

EERE webinars for June and July cover energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, and training for the clean energy workforce.

June 17, 2014
Silicon Valley Power and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority Win 2014 Public Power Wind Awards

The Energy Department and the American Public Power Association named Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and Silicon Valley Power as the winners of the 2014 Public Power Wind Awards.

June 12, 2014
Energy Department Announces New Regional Approach to Wind Energy Information

In order to provide the highest quality information to support decision-making regarding wind energy, the Energy Department today kicked off the collaborative partnership between its new WINDExchange initiative and six supporting Regional Resource Centers.

June 2, 2014
Hunting Hurricanes…and Data to Help Build Better Offshore Wind Turbines

Hurricane season is officially here. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is not only tracking storms, but also important data that will provide critical insights which could lead to stronger offshore wind turbines and components capable of withstanding hurricane conditions. Learn more about how NOAA and the Energy Department are working together to help accelerate deployment of offshore wind technologies.

May 15, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Building Energy Optimization Tool Training, Placing Utility Energy Service Contract Task Orders, and More

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. View this week's webinars.

May 8, 2014
Pennsylvania State University was crowned the winner of the Energy Department's inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition. The team designed a small-scale wind turbine that can be easily deployed to provide power in emergency and/or remote power situations.
Pennsylvania State University Wins Big In Las Vegas: Energy Department Crowns Collegiate Wind Competition Champion

Announcing the winner of the Energy Department's first ever Collegiate Wind Competition.