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March 1, 2012
Energy Department Announces $180 Million for Ambitious New Initiative to Deploy U.S. Offshore Wind Projects

As part of President Obama’s all-out, all-of-the-above approach to developing every domestic energy resource, Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the start of an ambitious initiative to capture the potential of wind energy off American coasts.

September 8, 2011
Department of Energy Awards $43 Million to Spur Offshore Wind Energy

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced $43 million over the next five years to speed technical innovations, lower costs, and shorten the timeline for deploying offshore wind energy systems. The 41 projects across 20 states will advance wind turbine design tools and hardware, improve information about U.S. offshore wind resources, and accelerate the deployment of offshore wind by reducing market barriers such as supply chain development, transmission and infrastructure. The awards announced today will help the U.S.

February 7, 2011
Salazar, Chu Announce Major Offshore Wind Initiatives

Strategic plan, $50 million in R&D funding, identified Wind Energy Areas will speed offshore wind energy development

May 12, 2009
Secretary Chu, Governor Patrick Announce $25 Million for Massachusetts Wind Technology Testing Center

Funding will create new jobs and accelerate development of nation's only large wind turbine blade test facility