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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 - 2012

January

Wind for Schools Project Installs Turbines in Arizona and Virginia
Keys to Local Wind Energy Development Success
Integrating Variable Wind Energy into the Grid
Interior Department OKs Two Major Renewable Projects
DOE Releases its Critical Materials Strategy
BLM Seeks Comments on Solar and Wind Energy Public Land Leases

February

President Obama's State of the Union Address Touts Clean Energy
Interior Department Takes Key Step in Offshore Wind Leasing
DOE accepting public comment on draft Funding Opportunity Announcement for Offshore Wind Demonstrations
Global Wind Energy Grew 21% in 2011: Report
President's 2013 DOE Budget Seeks $2.27 Billion for Efficiency, Renewables
Tribal Clean Energy Projects Awarded $6.5 Million from U.S. Energy Department
BLM Advances Arizona Renewable Energy Development Project

March

Energy Department Announces $180 Million for Ambitious New Initiative to Deploy U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
ARPA-E Issues Call for Transformational Energy Technologies
Energy Department Honors Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative with 2011 Wind Cooperative of the Year Award
NREL Thinks Big at Wind Technology Center
DOE accepting comments on Complex Flow Workshop Report
Army Plans $7 Billion in Industry Partnerships for Renewables
Obama Administration and Great Lakes States Announce Agreement to Spur Development of Offshore Wind Projects

April

Grant Program Criticized by GOP Helped Create 75K Jobs a Year -- Obama admin
Interior Department Announces Next Steps for Atlantic Offshore Energy
DOE co-hosts Offshore Energy Knowledge Exchange Workshop
U.S. Wind Industry Grew 31% in 2011 over Previous Year: Report
Updated Installed Wind Capacity Map Available
Small Business Efficiency, Renewable Research Funding: Energy Department

May

Interior Advances Offshore Atlantic Transmission Line
Energy Department Awards $11 Million for Clean Energy Small Businesses
Energy Department Announces Launch of Energy Innovation Hub for Critical Materials Research

June

Wind Program to host Wind Peer Review
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $102 Million for Small Business Research and Development

July

Interior Reports Two Major Wind Energy Initiatives Finish Review
In Minnesota, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Poneman Highlights Clean Energy Industries That Are Driving American Manufacturing Growth
Energy Department Breaks Ground on Turbine Test Facility
Drivetrain Testing in South Carolina
Blades of Glory: Wind Technology Bringing Us Closer To a Clean Energy Future
Bigger Blades, Offshore Turbines
Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Blog Post Highlights Positive Wind Energy Research Studies
Illinois Wind for Schools Program: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
Small Wind Conference Presentations Available
NABCEP Seeks Input from Small Wind Industry
Wind Power Use No-Brainer for Hotel Owner
The State Energy Program Helps Promote that Bigger IS Better in Euclid, Ohio
Native American Schools in Arizona to Install Wind Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Spirit Lake School District Case Study
Clean Energy States Alliance Launches New Offshore Wind Works Website

August

NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State
Request for Information on Offshore Wind and Marine and Hydrokinetic Resources
Defense, Interior Departments Pursue Renewable Energy on Federal Lands
International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind 2011 Annual Report Now Available for Download
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind
A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry
Energy Report: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Surges, Supporting Jobs and Diversifying U.S. Energy Economy
Interior Department to Review Proposal for First U.S. Floating Wind Turbine
Exploring the Wind Manufacturing Map
White House Expedites Seven Major Renewable Energy Projects
Army Announces $7 Billion Action to Support Renewable Energy
Wind Energy In America: Supporting Our Manufacturers
Gemini Energy Services Expands Its Workforce by Hiring Military Veterans: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Wind Equipment: Creating Jobs Along the Lake Erie Shore
USDA Funds Boost Renewable Energy Production
Mapping Tool Helps Wind Energy Companies Screen Early for Critical Habitat, Potential Wildlife Impacts
Workforce Development Survey
Web-Based Tool Updated to Aid in Evaluating Best Use of Incentive Dollars
New Site is One-Stop Shop for Renewable Ocean Energy Environmental Info

September

Camden Hills Regional High School's WindPlanners: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
Talkin’ Bout Wind Generation
Wind Program to Host Exhibit Booth at AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER 2012
Pennsylvania Wind for Schools Project Celebrates its First Wind Turbine Installation and Welcomes Three New Host Schools
DOE Wind Program Funds University of Wisconsin-Madison Wind Workforce Development Efforts: A Wind Powering America Success Story
One of World's Largest Wind Farms Starts Up in Oregon
NREL Leads Wind Farm Modeling Research

October

October Is Energy Awareness Month
National Energy Action Month
Gratiot County Wind Project Case Study
Department of the Interior Authorizes Landmark Wyoming Wind Project Site
AWEA Releases Recommended Practices for Offshore Wind Compliance
American Wind Energy Association Publishes Third-Quarter 2012 Market Report
USDA Announces REAP Funding for 244 Projects
Hodges Badge Company Wind Project Case Study
Dan McGuire Discusses Nebraska Wind Energy in New YouTube Video
Mahtomedi Zephyr Wind Project Is Community Effort
DOE Funds Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool Update
Virginia to Complete Two More Wind for Schools Turbine Installations: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Interior Department Hits Goal for Renewable Energy on Public Lands
U.S. Wind Industry Continues to Expand

November

Interior Announces Lease for Delaware Offshore Wind
Schools Experience Benefits of Wind Energy Firsthand
IEA: Shift in Energy Balance Includes Renewables, Efficiency
Workshop Explores Information's Role in Wind Project Siting: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Nominate the Wind Cooperative of the Year for 2012
Wind Farms Sharing Weather Data with NOAA
Department of Energy Releases Small Business Innovation Research Funding Opportunity Announcements
Alabama Utility Makes Two Major Wind Power Purchases
Largest Texas Grid Operator Sets Wind Power Record

December

CEMEX Wind Turbine Project Case Study
Wind Wildlife Research Meeting Presents Latest Findings
ARPA-E Awards $130 Million for 66 Energy Technology Projects
DOI Announces Renewable Energy Offshore Lease Sales
DOE Wind Program Selects Seven Projects to Demonstrate Next-Generation Offshore Wind Technologies
U.S. Offshore Wind Market Report Released
U.S. Offshore Wind Manufacturing and Supply Chain Report Released
U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative Launches Offshore WindHub
An Update on the National Offshore Wind Strategy
Colorado's Huerfano County Welcomes Wind Energy Development: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Illinois Wind for Schools Program Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Program
Energy Department Invests in Pioneering U.S. Offshore Wind Projects
New Reports Chart Offshore Wind's Path Forward
Industry Interest Sought for North Carolina Offshore Wind Energy
Water Conservation Just One of Many Reasons to Support Wind Energy
Case Study: Pearl Road Auto Parts, Cleveland, Ohio


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