Below are stories about environmental impacts and siting featured by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Wind Energy Technologies Office.

December 13, 2021

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Celebrating Achievements and Looking Forward to a New Year

As 2021 draws to a close, the Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) is reflecting on our R&D, recent achievements, and recognitions, and getting ramped up for a new year of possibilities for wind energy.

November 8, 2021

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DOE National Labs Celebrate Numerous R&D 100 Awards

R&D World magazine has recognized three WETO-supported projects for its 2021 R&D 100 awards, which celebrate products and technologies that are considered innovative disruptors and revolutionary ideas in science and technology.

October 13, 2021

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Spotlight on SEER: Awareness for Offshore Wind Energy Development

SEER, the U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research, is designed to shed light on the environmental effects of offshore wind development, identify existing gaps in information, and prioritize future environmental research efforts.

October 13, 2021

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Buoys Provide Data about Birds and Bats Offshore

Offshore wind research buoys are equipped with instruments that can take wind speed measurements as high as 250 meters—the height of today’s wind turbines. Results will help wind power plant operators make investment and siting decisions.