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News Archives - 2010

January

Recovery Act Announcement: President Obama Awards $2.3 Billion for New Clean-Tech Manufacturing Jobs
DOE Releases Eastern Wind Integration and Transmission Study
DOE/NREL Select Five Additional States to Recieve $60K for Wind for Schools Project
Secretary Chu Announces More Than $20.5 million for Community Renewable Energy Deployment Projects
Record-Breaking Year for U.S. Wind Installations

February

Ag and Interior Departments Propose to Boost Clean Energy Funding
DOE Requests $2.4 Billion for Renewable Energy, Efficiency in FY 2011
President Obama: Federal Government to Cut GHG Emissions 28% by 2020
U.S. Wind Energy Industry Installed Nearly 10,000 MW in 2009
Kodiak Electric Association named DOE Wind Cooperative of the Year
Sixteen Tribes Earn Bonding Authority for Renewable Energy Facilities
Department of Energy Releases New Estimates of Nation's Wind Energy Potential

March

DOE Offers $100 Million for Innovative Energy Research Projects
NREL Finds U.S. Wind Energy Potential Larger than Previously Estimated
Secretary Chu Offers $117 Million Conditional Commitment for Hawaii Wind Power Project
Wind Supplier Aims to Open Mid–Atlantic's First Manufacturing Facility
DOE Guarantees $189 Million in Loans for Wind Power, Advanced Windows
Colorado Boosts its Renewable Energy Requirement to 30% by 2020
Governors' Coalition Recommends Federal Initiatives for Wind Power

April

School District Harnesses Wind to Teach Students
U.S. Wind Industry Manufacturing Expanded in 2009, Says AWEA
Rancher Brings Wind Energy to Arizona
Wind Industry Fuels Manufacturing in North Carolina
Wind Course in Utah Takes Off
Arkansas Preparing for Wind Power
New North Dakota Factory to Produce Wind Towers, Jobs
Wave Energy Company Looks to Test Prototypes in Maine Waters
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Offers Wind Turbine Siting Guidelines
DOE Marks Earth Day with New Online Resources for Clean Energy
Secretary Chu Announces more than $200 Million for Solar and Water Power Technologies
EERE Announces $3 Million for University-led Wind Power Education and Research
Department of Interior Announces Decision on Cape Wind Project
Nebraska Law Allows Wind Developers to Sell Power Out of State
Maine Sets Goal of 5,000 MW of Offshore Wind Power by 2030

May

Interior Department Approves Cape Wind, the First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm
Department of Energy Announces $60 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Innovation Projects
Bassett Mechanical Explores Mid-Sized Wind Market
President Obama Highlights Clean energy Projects
Astraeus Wind Modifies Manufacturing in Michigan
Cape Wind Sets Power Agreement with National Grid, Gets FAA Approval
DOE to Invest $6 Million in Midsize Wind Turbine Technology Development

June

Assistant Secretary Cathy Zoi speaks at Windpower 2010
DOE Announces Funding Opportunity for Enhancing Short-Term Wind Forecasting
Navy catching waves in Hawaii
DOE Announces Request for Information for Offshore Wind Demonstration Projects
Energy Secretary Chu hails University of Maine's wind research
DOI and 10 East Coast States Form an Offshore Wind Energy Consortium
Nebraska Public Power District and Princeton Municipal Light Department Receive 2010 Public Power Wind Award
DOI and DOE Sign MOU to Spur Offshore Renewable Energy Projects
Department of Energy Seeks Input on Wind Energy Workforce Development Roadmap

July

Wind Turbine Parts Manufacturing Supports 430 Jobs in South Carolina Plant
Wind Power Reliability: Breaking Down a Barrier
Help Wanted at Kansas Wind Blade Company
DOE Announces $30 Million for Small Business Clean Energy Technologies
Secretary Chu Announces Closing of $117 Million Loan Guarantee for Kahuku Wind Power Project
DOE and U.S. Department of Defense Announce Clean Energy Cooperation Agreement
Sage-Grouse Research Collaborative Supports Wildlife Research with New Request for Proposals

August

DOE Releases Annual Wind Market Report, Finds U.S. Wind Projects using a Growing Percentage of Domestically Manufactured Equipment
U.S. Wind Power Installations Fall to 2007 Levels in Q2: Report
DOE Closes $117 Million Loan Guarantee for Hawaii Wind Project
Xcel Energy's Wind-to-Battery Test Shows Promise
2009 a Year of Growth, Challenge for U.S. Wind Power: Report
Department of Energy Paves Way for Additional Clean Energy Projects and Jobs through Manufacturing Solicitation
DOE Issues Loan Solicitation for Renewable Energy Manufacturing

September

New Jersey Enacts Law to Boost Offshore Wind Industry
DOE Announces More than $5 Million to Support Wind Energy Development
USDA Offers Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies for Rural Businesses
DOE Awards $63 Million to Advance Clean Energy Commercialization

October

DOE Releases Comprehensive Report on Offshore Wind Power in the United States
Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee to Support World's Largest Wind Project
Interior Department Signs First U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Lease
DOE Loan Guarantee to Support World's Largest Wind Project
Major Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Transmission Project Announced
World's Largest Wind Towers Factory Opens in Colorado
Wind Power Could Provide a Fifth of World's Electricity by 2030: Study
NERC: U.S. Power Grid to Feature Diverse Energy Sources, Slow Demand Growth
Obama Administration Hosts Great Lakes Offshore Wind Workshop in Chicago with Great Lakes Wind Collaborative

November

DOE Launches New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
Interior Department Launches Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy Initiative
FERC Proposes Rule to Integrate Variable Energy Resources into Grid

December

Ten European Countries Sign Up for North Sea Offshore Grid
The Department of Energy Releases Strategy on Critical Materials
Philadelphia Eagles to Power Stadium with Renewable Energy
Department of Energy Finalizes Loan Guarantee to Support World's Largest Wind Project
DOE Releases Report On Innovative, Next-Generation Wind Turbine Drivetrains


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