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

August 24, 2023

How Wind Can Help Us Breathe Easier

Learn how wind energy can provide health and climate benefits that outweigh its costs.

August 15, 2023

DOE Announces New Critical Materials Assessment and Funding Program

DOE’s 2023 Critical Materials Assessment evaluates materials for their criticality to global clean energy technology supply chains.

August 9, 2023

100% Clean Electricity: North to the Clean Energy Future

Towns and organizations in Alaska illustrate how remote communities can adopt clean energy systems—and how EERE’s Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project can help.

July 12, 2023

Detection Technology Can Help Minimize Wind Turbine Interactions With Birds and Bats

With funding from the Wind Energy Technologies Office, Oregon State University is developing a wildlife detection platform for land-based and offshore wind turbines.

June 26, 2023

Exploring Wind Energy’s Impacts on Wildlife

For more than 30 years, research funded by the Wind Energy Technologies Office has addressed wind energy’s effects on wildlife and the environment.

May 10, 2023

WETO Expands Funding to Small Business to Advance Innovative Wind Technologies

WETO announces additional funding, including funds from the landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, for two small businesses working to accelerate wind energy deployment.

May 8, 2023

Meet the National Lab Researcher Developing Wildlife-Friendly Wind Energy Solutions

A Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher discusses her past as a software engineer and NASA contractor, her current efforts in wind energy ecology and environmental sustainability, and her advice for those who aspire to work in renewable energy.

April 18, 2023

Student Competitions Support a Diverse Clean Energy Workforce

Learn how EERE supports the next generation of Clean Energy Champions through fun technology challenges as they prepare for clean energy careers.

March 29, 2023

How EERE Is Addressing Inequitable Energy Infrastructure

Carbon-based energy infrastructure has disproportionately harmed people of color and low-income and indigenous communities. The infrastructure for our clean energy future will be safe and just for all.

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.