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News Archives - 2009

January

Offshore Wind Power Moves Ahead in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
President Obama Calls for Greater Use of Renewable Energy
EIA: Wind Power Provided the Majority of Added Capacity in 2007

February

U.S. Wind Industry Takes Global Lead
U.S. Wind Power Capacity Vaults to Top Spot due to Rapid Growth
Economic Stimulus Act Provides $16.8 Billion for EERE Programs
Renewable Energy and Smart Grids Spurred by Economic Stimulus Act
Clean Energy Bonds Expanded by the Economic Stimulus Act
Economic Stimulus Act Extends Renewable Energy Tax Credits
Federal Regulators Allow Transmission Lines Funded by Wind Developers
Interior Department to Develop Plan for Offshore Renewable Energy
DOE to Expedite Disbursement of Funds Received via Stimulus Act

March

Renewable Energy World Prepares to Kick Off Busy Conference Season
Interior Department Pursues Renewable Energy on Land and at Sea
Appropriations Act Provides Nearly $2 Billion in New Funding for EERE
MMS and FERC Agree on Responsibilities for Offshore Renewable Energy Development
DOE Releases a Request for Information to Gain Public Input on Wind Energy Workshops

April

DOE to Invest up to $12 Million to Support Development of Advanced Water Power Technologies
U.S. Wind Power Industry Increases Employment by 70% in One Year
FERC, Interior Department Sign Agreement on Offshore Renewable Energy
NREL: Utility Green Power Sales Increased 20% in 2008
Secretary Chu Announces $93 Million from Recovery Act to Support Wind Energy Projects
Interior Department Sets Rules for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects
Wind Program issues Notices of Intent for Recovery Act wind projects

May

Secretary Chu Announces Wind Program Funding Awards
DOE Requests $2.3 Billion for Efficiency, Renewable Energy in FY 2010
DOE to Invest Up to $33.5 Million in Wind Energy Projects
U.S. Wind Power Industry Marks Strong First-Quarter Growth
NREL Names New Wind Center Director

June

Recovery Act Announcement: DOE Issues Grant Solicitation for Wind Energy Consortia between Universities and Industry
AWEA: U.S. Market for Small Wind Turbines Grew 78% in 2008
Offshore Wind Power Leases Issued for Delaware and New Jersey Coasts
Recovery Act Announcement: DOE Issues Grant Solicitation for Development of a Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility

July

Obama Administration Offers $59 Million in Conditional Loan Guarantees to Beacon Power and Nordic Windpower Inc.
Recovery Act: Energy, Treasury Release Guidance on Payments in Lieu of Tax Credits for Renewable Energy Projects.
Renewable Energy Standards Advance in Four States
DOE Announces up to $22 Million for Community Renewable Energy Deployment
DOE Announces Nearly $14 Million to go to 28 New Wind Energy Projects
New DOE Study Shows Soaring Demand for Wind Spurs Significant Expansion in U.S. Manufacturing
DOE Webinar July 30: Funding Opportunity for a Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility
DOE Offers $21.45 Million for Community Renewable Energy Projects

August

Recovery Act Announcement: Energy, Treasury Now Accepting Applications for Funding for Renewable Energy Projects
Recovery Act Announcement Update: Deadline for Drivetrain Testing Facility FOA Extended to 8/25

September

DOE and U.S. Treasury Award $502 Million for Renewable Energy Projects
IEA Wind Energy 2008 Annual Report Now Available for Free Download
U.S. Treasury and DOE Award $550 Million for Renewable Energy Projects
Recovery Act Helps to Fund Transmission Line for Montana Wind Power

October

Energy Department Announces New Private Sector Partnership to Accelerate Renewable Energy Projects
DOE Expands, Simplifies Loan Guarantees for Renewable Energy Projects
USDA Loans $17.4 Million for Greensburg, Kansas, to Run on Wind Power
Secretary Chu Announces New Investments in Cutting-Edge Wind Energy Research Facilities
AWEA: Recovery Act Spurs U.S. Wind Power Growth in the Third Quarter
California Expands its Rules for Feed-In Tariffs and Net Metering
DOE to Invest $24 Million in Three Wind Energy Research Facilities
DOE Seeks Partners to Expand Wind for Schools Activities
DOE Awards $151 Million in Recovery Act Funding for ARPA-E Projects
DOE-NREL Launch Mid-size Turbine Development Project

November

Treasury Department Allocates $2.2 Billion in Bonds for Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Celebrates New DOE Owned 1.5 MW Research Wind Turbine
Report Charts Path for U.S. Offshore Wind Power Development
Three Mid-Atlantic States Form Offshore Wind Partnership
Secretary Chu Announces $45 Million to Support Next Generation of Wind Turbine Designs

December

Recovery Act Announcement: DOE Celebrates Groundbreaking for Massachusetts Large Wind Blade Test Facility
Research at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Finds No Widespread Impact of Wind Power Projects on Surrounding Residential Property Values
Commerce Department to Speed Review of Green Technology Patents
Clipper Windpower plans to sell 49.5% stake to United Technologies


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