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

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.

October 13, 2021

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DOE Announces $13.5 Million to Support Sustainable Development of Offshore Wind

Selected projects will study environmental and wildlife topics that can help advance offshore wind on both the east and west coasts of the United States.

October 1, 2021

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DOE Partners on Sea Grant Liaison to Connect Communities to Info on Offshore Wind

WETO and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Rhode Island Sea Grant have partnered to create a new Offshore Wind Liaison position. The Liaison will connect communities with information and research about offshore wind energy development.