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News Archives - 2013


Production Tax Credit Extended by Congress
DOE Acquires New Offshore Wind Research Facility
U.S. Department of Energy, Wind Program Initiates Inaugural National Collegiate Wind Competition
Renewable Energy Tax Credits Extended
Wind Project Development Updates
ISO New England Updates
New England Wind Forum Publishes Newsletter, Website Updates
Towns throughout New England Acting to Exert Local Control over Wind Siting
Wind Energy and Public Health: Research, Discussion, and the Future
New England Offshore Wind Advances on Several Fronts
New England Wind Energy Education Project Conference and Webinar Materials Available Online
New England Wind Forum Helps You Follow Wind-Related Events
New England Interview: Stephan Wollenburg, Green Energy Program Director of Energy Consumers Alliance of New England
Small Wind Guidebook Now Available in OpenEI
Largest Kansas Wind Farm is Operational
Pennsylvania's Largest Wind Project is Operating
State Regulatory and Legislative Updates
Keeping America Competitive: Bringing Down the Cost of Small Wind Turbines
New Jersey Selected for First Phase of Offshore Wind Transmission Project
Wind Energy PTC Extension Essential, Beneficial for Rural America, Entire U.S.
Wind for Schools Project Enters 2013 with 124 Turbine Installations and Lessons to Share: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Landing a Job in the Wind Industry: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
Kansas State University Videos Explore Wind Energy
Keeping America Competitive: Bringing Down the Cost of Small Wind Turbines
A Record Year for the American Wind Industry


Photos of One of the World's Largest Wind Farms
AWEA: Wind Power Leads New U.S. Generating Capacity in 2012
Energy Department, Treasury Announce Availability of $150 Million in Tax Credits for Clean Energy Manufacturers
White Earth Nation Installs Turbines: A Wind Powering America Success Story
2013 Public Power Wind Award Nominations
Clean Energy Highlighted in President's State of the Union
Energy Department Honors South Dakota and Alaska Electric Cooperatives with 2012 Wind Cooperative of the Year Awards
DOE Announces $10.5 Million for Small Business Research and Development in Clean Energy Technologies
Providing Incentives to Help Grow Small Wind: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
Last Call: Illinois Wind for Schools Program Accepting Applications
Xcel Energy Small Wind Funding Available in Minnesota, Wisconsin
ARPA-E Announces Projects Have Attracted over $450 Million in Private Sector Funding
Energy Department Names Two 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year
Secretary Salazar: Renewable Energy on Public Lands and Waters Making Rapid Advances
Alabama Set for Wind Energy from Oklahoma, Kansas
Wind for Schools Program Impacting Nation's Renewable Energy Future


Tallest Minnesota Wind Project Now Operational
Case Study: Burke Mountain Wind Turbine, East Burke, Vermont
USDA Announces Notice of Funding Availability for the Rural Energy for America Program


Developing Wind Energy Projects in Alaska: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
Senator Introduces Legislation to Fund Nebraska Wind for Schools Project
New U.S. Offshore Wind Supply Chain Development Resources Available
DOE Announces Inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition Teams
Small Wind Certification Important For Wind Industry
President's 2014 Budget Proposes Critical Investments in Clean Energy
DOE and NREL Name Inaugural Collegiate Wind Competition Teams
Middle School Students Compete in Second Annual Pennsylvania KidWind Challenge
California Wind Project Earns Environmental Analysis Award


Small Wind Certification Council Works to Ensure Wind Industry's Credibility
A New Vision for Wind Power
Illinois Wind for Schools Program Selects Partner Schools
Wind Powering America Case Study: Port of Milwaukee Wind Turbine
Wind Powering America 12th Annual All-States Summit Simulcast
Energy Department Announces $7 Million to Promote Clean Energy in Tribal Communities
Baring-Gould Receives Champion Award from Women of Wind Energy
NREL Launches Renewable Energy Optimization Tool Website
Wind Powering America Announces Outstanding Partner Awards
Wind Powering America Hosts 12th Annual All-States Summit: A Wind Powering America Success Story
Secretary Moniz: What the Natural Gas Boom Means for Renewables
Maine Project Launches First Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine in the United States


2013 EIA Energy Conference Features Secretary Moniz
First U.S. Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine Launched in Maine
Newly-Announced Wind SBIR Award Recipients
DOI Announces First Offshore Renewable Energy Lease Sale
Energy Department Honors California and Washington Utilities with 2013 Public Power Wind Award
Energy Department, NREL Launch New Research Center for Grid Integration


KidWind Project and Wind Education in the Classroom: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
Interior Dept., NREL Developing Modular Hybrid Power Systems for Villages
President Obama Touts Renewable Energy, Efficiency in Climate Plan
Interior Department Approves a 500-MW Wind Project in Arizona
XZERES Acquires Southwest Windpower's Skystream Product Line
Energy Department Commissions a New Wind Farm Testing Site in Texas
DOI Announces Offshore Virginia Wind Energy Lease Sale
U.S., China Lead 2nd Quarter Energy Investment: Report


Google+ Hangout: Answering Your Wind Energy Questions
Wind Farm Growth Through the Years
Energy Department Reports U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Reaches Record Highs
U.S. Renewable Energy Use Continue to Grow: LLNL Report
Deepwater Wind Wins Offshore Wind Lease Auction
Re-Powering a Wind Farm: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned
New Reports Provide Economic Analyses of Potential Wind Development in Utah
Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Distributed Wind
Largest Federally-Owned Wind Farm Breaks Ground at U.S. Weapons Facility
Maine Gets $1 Million Grant for Offshore Wind-Wave Generation System
New York Town Completes $1 Million in Energy Efficiency, Water Projects


Cost Gap for Western Renewables Could Narrow by 2025: NREL
U.S. Renewable Energy Generation Up in First Half of 2013: EIA
Small, Community Wind Empowers Rural Communities, Strengthens U.S. Economy
Wind for Schools Project Funding Case Studies
DOI Holds Second Competitive Offshore Wind Lease Sale
Energy Secretary Moniz Dedicates Clean Energy Research Center, New Supercomputer
Army Energy Initiatives Task Force Announces Selection of Multiple Award Task Order Contracts to Wind Contractors
Wind for Schools Project Funding Case Studies, Part 3: Bloomfield Community Schools in Nebraska
Energy Department Report Calculates Emissions and Costs of Power Plant Cycling Necessary for Increased Wind and Solar in the West
IEA Wind 2012 Annual Report Released


NREL Releases RFP for Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Projects
A Letter from Patrick Gilman: Wind Powering America Is Now Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems, with 11 Advanced Stage Projects Proposed in U.S. Waters
Rural Communities Benefit from Wind Energy's Continued Success
New Report Shows Trend Toward Larger Offshore Wind Systems


South Carolina Opens Nation’s Largest Wind Drivetrain Testing Facility
Two Facilities, One Goal: Advancing America’s Wind Industry


Energy Department Announces $150 Million in Tax Credits to Invest in U.S. Clean Energy Manufacturing
Air Force Announces Funding for Alternative Energy Research & Development
Upcoming Funding Opportunity for Tower Manufacturing and Installation


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