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

March 20, 2023

WETO Expands Funding to Small Business to Advance Wind Blade Recycling

Carbon Rivers, a small business based on Knoxville, Tennessee, has been awarded $1 million to improve their wind turbine blade recycling technology.

March 9, 2023

This Technology Prioritizes the Safety of Birds and Bats During Offshore Wind’s Expansion

Far from being batty or bird-brained, this technology quantifies the flight activity of birds and bats at remote locations targeted for offshore wind farm development.

February 13, 2023

Wind Energy End of Service Guide Now Available

What happens when a wind energy project reaches the end of its service? WETO's new guide provides a detailed explanation.

December 14, 2022

Meet Clean Energy Champion Mark Severy

Rounding out this year’s featured Clean Energy Champions is earth scientist Mark Severy of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

December 6, 2022

WETO Releases $28 Million Funding Opportunity to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind

Supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office releases a $28 million funding opportunity that will address wind deployment barriers.

November 28, 2022

Wildlife Protection and the Clean Energy Transition

Acting Assistant Secretary Moreno summarizes DOE's recent investments in wildlife conservation.

November 22, 2022

A Guide to Navigating Tricky Holiday Table Conversations About Wind Energy

DOE has some tips and tricks for discussing wind energy this holiday season. Relax and breathe easy.

November 21, 2022

Heard on the Radio: Is Offshore Wind the Answer to a Greener Future?

National Public Radio’s Leila Fadel spoke with engineer Amy Robertson of NREL about the push to drastically increase U.S. offshore wind production.

October 18, 2022

DOE Issues Notice of Intent for Forthcoming $28 Million Funding Opportunity To Address Wind Deployment Barriers

Lowering costs and addressing barriers to the deployment of wind energy—including offshore, land-based, and distributed—is imperative to achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of a carbon-free electricity sector by 2035.

October 17, 2022

Carbon Rivers Makes Wind Turbine Blade Recycling and Upcycling a Reality With Support From DOE

Company Commercializes the Only Currently-Available Technology that can Recycle Fiberglass From Decommissioned Wind Turbine Blades