U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Wind Program


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.

January 23, 2014

Collegiate Wind Competition Set to Blow into Vegas in May

To help the nation’s future scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs continue to advance the wind industry, the Energy Department (DOE) established the first ever DOE Collegiate Wind Competition.  More

January 16, 2014

DOI Recognizes Interagency Collaboration with a 2013 Partners in Conservation Award

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) recently awarded the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) with its 2013 Partners in Conservation Award. More

December 18, 2013

Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Tower Manufacturing and Installation

The DOE Wind Program has issued a Notice of Intent for a funding opportunity, tentatively titled U.S. Wind Manufacturing: Taller Hub Heights to Access Higher Wind Resources, and Lower Cost of Energy. More

December 16, 2013

Air Force Announces Funding for Alternative Energy Research & Development

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released a Broad Area Announcement (BAA) for over $25 million for Alternative Energy Research & Development. More

December 12, 2013

Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to continue America’s leadership in clean energy innovation, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced $150 million in clean energy tax credits to build U.S. capabilities in clean energy manufacturing. More

November 27, 2013

Two Facilities, One Goal: Advancing America’s Wind Industry

Two state-of-the-art wind turbine drivetrain test facilities are now open for business: the Clemson University Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility in South Carolina and a National Renewable Energy Laboratory dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado. More

November 21, 2013

South Carolina Opens Nation’s Largest Wind Drivetrain Testing Facility

Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman joined with officials from Clemson University to dedicate the nation's largest and one of the world's most advanced wind energy testing facilities in North Charleston, S.C.


October 30, 2013

New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems

The Energy Department released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in 2012, including 11 commercial-scale U.S. projects reaching an advanced stage of development.  More

October 29, 2013

Rural Communities Benefit from Wind Energy's Continued Success

John Stulp, Colorado Interbasin Compact Committee chairman, discusses how wind energy benefits rural communities, farms, and ranches.  More

October 23, 2013

New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems, with 11 Advanced Stage Projects Proposed in U.S. Waters

The Energy Department today released a new report showing progress for the U.S. offshore wind energy market in 2012, including the completion of two commercial lease auctions for federal Wind Energy Areas and 11 commercial-scale U.S. projects representing over 3,800 megawatts (MW) of capacity reaching an advanced stage of development.


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