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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 - 2011

January

President Obama Signs Bill Extending Energy Efficiency, Renewable Provisions
DOE Finalizes Two Loan Guarantees for Giant Renewable Projects
EPA, Corps of Engineers Grant Permits for Cape Wind Project
Secretary Chu Announces New Efforts to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities
Global Clean Energy Investment Reaches Record in 2010: Bloomberg
Departments of Energy and Commerce Announce New Partnership to Further Cooperation on Renewable Energy Modeling and Forecasting
DOE, Commerce Department Form Renewable Energy Modeling Partnership

February

President's State of the Union 2011 Outlines Clean Energy Goals
BP: Renewable Energy to Triple Its Share of World Energy Supply by 2030
Department of Energy and Department of the Interior Announce Major Offshore Wind Strategy
President's Energy Budget Invests in Innovation, Clean Energy, and National Security Priorities
Virginia School Installs Wind Turbine with Recovery Act Support
Global Wind Energy Capacity up by 22% in 2010: GWEC
BOEMRE Preparing Assessment for Offshore Wind in the mid-Atlantic
USDA Boosts Rural Wind Energy with Loan Guarantee
DOE Requests $3.2 Billion for Renewable Energy, Efficiency in FY 2012

March

Economic Conditions Still Challenge Renewable Energy Growth: Report
Department of Energy Offers Conditional Commitment for a Loan Guarantee to Support Maine Wind Project
Wind Supplier Aims to Open Mid–Atlantic's First Manufacturing Facility
Global Clean Energy Up 30% in 2010 from 2009: Bloomberg Report
DOE Offers Loan Guarantee to Support Maine Wind Project
Obama Administration Announces Launch of i6 Green Challenge to Promote Clean Energy Innovation and Economic Growth
DOE SBIR Grant Helps Propel Innovative Wind Energy Small Business
DOE Helps Launch the Multi-Agency i6 Green Challenge for Commercialization
Mt. Wachusett Community College Makes Huge Investment in Wind Power
BLM Lists 2011 Priority Renewable Energy Projects
DOI Begins First 'Smart' Lease for Offshore Wind Power

April

DOE Highlights Progress on International Initiatives to Promote Clean Energy
California Boosts RPS to One-Third Renewables by 2020
Duke Energy to Deploy Energy Storage Technology at Texas Wind Farm
Interior Approves Cape Wind Offshore Construction and Operations Plan

May

Wind Industry Reports Growth as Renewables Show Yearly Expansion
New York Extends On-Site Wind Turbine Incentive Program
New Rules Facilitate Renewable Energy Development on Public Land
Green Power Leaders Shine on Campus and among Utilities
Massachusetts Completes the Nation’s First Large Wind Turbine Blade Test Facility
DOE Brings Together State Leaders for 10th Annual Wind Powering America Summit

June

New England Offshore Wind Update
WPA Convenes 10th Annual All-States Summit: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Montana Students Learn about Wind Energy
DOE Wind Powering America: Summer 2011 Webinar Schedule
DOE Offers Loan Guarantee to New Hampshire's Largest Wind Farm
Department of Energy Awards Nearly $7.5 Million to Help Develop Next Generation Wind Turbines

July

School Wind Turbine Installations Map Updated
Clean Coalition Publishes Local CLEAN Program Guide
NEWEEP Convenes Conference and Workshop to Advance Social Acceptance of Well-Sited Wind Projects in New England: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Skystream 3.7 Turbine Available at Home Depot Locations
DOE Reports Growth for Wind Power, Advanced Vehicles, and Fuel Cells
U.S. Department of Energy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Partners Launch Project to Improve Wind Forecasting
Wind Powering America Updates Map of Community Colleges Offering Wind Energy Programs
BOEMRE Analyzing Proposed Mid-Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy
Department of Energy Announces Funding for Nationwide Student-Focused Clean Energy Business Competitions

August

Wind Energy Rebounds in Second Quarter of 2011: AWEA
Wind Power has the Ability to Maintain Rural Communities
The Iowa Utilities Board Estimates: 20% of All Energy Generated in Iowa Is from Wind
DOE Finalizes $102 Million Loan Guarantee to Maine Wind Project
Interior Launches Leasing Process for Wind Energy Offshore Rhode Island, Massachusetts
What Kind of Projects Have You Done in School?

September

Department of Energy Awards $43 Million to Spur Offshore Wind Energy
Loan Guarantees Finalized for Bio-Refinery, Geothermal, and Wind Projects

October

DOE Webinars October 6 and 7: Successful Strategies for Renewable Integration
Farmers and Ranchers Can Learn How to Put Wind to Work for Them
Offshore Wind Development and Industry Update: A WPA Webinar
Wind Powering America Updates Interactive Maps
Clean Energy Project Investments Mark Strong Quarter: Report
University of Minnesota Commissions New Wind Energy Research Station Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy
Alaska’s First Utility Scale Wind Power Project to Begin Construction

November

USDA Announces Rural Renewable Energy Assistance
Arizona Utility Opens First Wind Farm
Fire Island Wind Project Approved: A Wind Powering America Success Story
New Database Assists with Wind Project Siting

December

Iowa Now Second in Nation for Wind Power
Vermont Increases Wind Capacity Six Fold
Saving Farmland One Wind Energy Project at a Time
Wind and Water Power Program Programmatic and Functional Alignment


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Content Last Updated: 10/11/2011