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

June 23, 2022

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Happy Belated Global Wind Day!

Global Wind Day was on “Winds-day,” June 15. Meet some of the “Wizards of Wind Energy” from DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) who make the magic happen in several areas.

June 21, 2022

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NREL Tool Aims To Predict Interactions Between Soaring Eagles and Wind Turbines

A new simulator, developed by NREL, allows users to model the movements of soaring raptors, such as golden eagles and bald eagles, which prefer to ride updrafts at the same altitudes as wind turbine blades.

May 19, 2022

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Sea Grant, DOE, NOAA Fisheries Fund Six Projects for the Coexistence of Offshore Energy with Northeast Fishing and Coastal Communities

The Northeast Sea Grant Consortium announced six projects to advance social science and technology research on offshore renewable energy in the Northeast United States.

May 11, 2022

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Meet Environmental Research Manager Joy Page

Joy Page wants to combat the climate crisis head on. Drawing on her experience with renewable energy, she recently joined WETO as a biologist to ensure harmony between wind energy deployment and wildlife populations.

April 15, 2022

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Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship

Applications are now open for recent graduates and energy professionals to apply to DOE’s new Clean Energy Innovator Fellowship.

April 15, 2022

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New Study Evaluates How Researchers and Decision Makers Can Balance Wind Energy Development with the Built and Natural Environment

Researchers from NREL explore challenges related to the expansion of wind power as the United States works to meet decarbonization goals.

February 9, 2022

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DOE Requests Inputs to Inform Social Science Research Related to Offshore Wind

WETO has released a Request for Information to gather information on research needs related to the effects of offshore wind development on communities, in the context of a just clean energy transition.

February 2, 2022

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AWWI is now the Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute

The American Wind Wildlife Institute is now officially REWI, the Renewable Energy Wildlife Institute, to reflect the expansion of their scope to include solar.

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.