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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.

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News Archives - 2008

January

Appropriations Act Boosts DOE Funding for Renewables and Efficiency
Wisconsin Public Power Inc. Joins State Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program
Largest New England Wind Project Approved by Maine Commission
First Ocean Wave Energy Project Licensed in Washington State
Most EERE Programs See Increased Funding in Appropriations Bill
Report: Electric Utilities Investing Billions in Transmission
Interior Department Finds No Major Impact from Cape Wind Project
New York Commission Approves 112.5-Megawatt Wind Project
Minnesota Governor Creates Office of Energy Security, Announces Energy Initiatives
U.S. Wind Power Capacity Surged Up 45% in 2007
Hawaii and DOE Sign Agreement to Advance Hawaiian Clean Energy
New International Clean Energy Fund to Battle Climate Change

February

Connecticut Regulator Approves More Than 100 Megawatts of Renewable Generation Projects
Clean Energy Investment Exceeds $117 Billion in 2007
New Defense Authorization Act to Boost Clean Energy Use
President Bush Requests $1.255 Billion for EERE in FY 2009
Los Angeles Breaks Ground on Nation's Largest City-Owned Wind Farm
IRS Allocates $406 Million in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds
Maine Governor's Task Force Recommends Lots More Wind Energy
California Approves Feed-In Tariffs for Renewable Energy Systems
Alaska Utility Wins Wind Cooperative of the Year Award
Department of Energy Selects Winner of Wind Cooperative of the Year Award
New York Launches Clean Energy Workforce Training Initiative

March

Wind Turbine Manufacturing Plant to be Built in Idaho
Renewable Energy Continues Rapid Global Growth in 2007
USDA Offers $221 Million in Clean Energy Loans and Grants
Oregon and South Dakota Approve Renewable Energy Tax Incentives
EIA: New Energy Act to Yield More Renewable Energy by 2020
Washington State Approves Bill to Slash Greenhouse Emissions
Cargo Ship Completes Maiden Voyage Using Towing Kite
Report: Four Key Clean Energy Markets Increased 40% in 2007
Vermont Approves a Wide-Ranging Clean Energy Bill

April

Iowa Leads the Nation with 5.5% Wind Power, Says AWEA
First Large Building-Integrated Wind Turbines Spin in Bahrain
Labor and Environmental Groups Launch a Green Jobs Campaign
DOE Presents an Earth Day Vision for Today and the Future
Austin Energy Maintains U.S. Lead in Green Power Sales

May

DOE Helps Greensburg, Kansas, Rebuild as a Wind-Powered City
Ohio Requires 25% Renewable or Advanced Energy by 2025
New DOE Report Analyzes a Path to 20% Wind Power by 2030
Offshore Wind and Ocean Energy Testing Allowed Off Five States' Coasts
Former Texas Oilman Pursues the World's Largest Wind Power Plant
Interior Department Allows Offshore Wind and Ocean Energy Testing
Annual Report on U.S. Wind Power Installation, Cost, and Performance Trends: 2007 Published

June

DOE to Work with Six Leading Manufacturers to Expand U.S. Wind Power
DOE to Identify Western Transmission Needs for Renewable Energy in 11 Western States
DOE to Work with Turbine Manufacturers to Expand U.S. Wind Power
New York Commission Approves 229-Megawatt Wind Farm

July

G8 Leaders Commit to 50% Cut in Greenhouse Gases by 2050
Texas to Spend $4.93 Billion on Transmission Lines for Wind Power

August

New York Expands Renewable Net Metering and Green Roof Incentives
U.S. Leads the World in Wind Power Production, says AWEA

September

USDA Awards $35 Million for Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy
Megan McCluer Named New WHTP Program Manager
U.S. Wind Power Capacity Exceeds 20,000 Megawatts
NSF to Invest $18.5 Million in Green Grid Technologies
Colorado Approves Resource Plan with Potential for 1,450 Megawatts of Renewable Energy
Midwest Governors Announce Transmission Initiative to Tap Wind Energy

October

Deepwater Wind to Build Rhode Island Off-Shore Wind Plant
Economic Stabilization Bill Includes Clean Energy Tax Incentives
New Jersey to Develop a 345-Megawatt Offshore Wind Power Project
Hawaii and Hawaiian Electric Company Push Renewables with New Agreement

November

Researchers Seek to Reduce Bat Deaths from Wind Turbines
Puget Sound Energy Files to Pass on Wind Financial Benefits to Customers
Reliability Report Warns of Transmission Needs with Wind Power Booming

December

President-Elect Obama Nominates Dr. Steven Chu as Energy Secretary


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