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

April 22, 2024

Bending a Straight Line Into a Circle

On Earth Day 2024, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jeff Marootian shares a few thoughts on circularity.

March 14, 2024

An Encouraging Swell in Offshore Wind Deployment

The completion of America’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm highlights a surge in offshore wind deployment along the northeastern coast.

February 8, 2024

Wind Farms of the Future Will Be More Powerful and Quieter

A new Berkley Lab analysis finds that despite an expected future reduction in the number of turbines per power plant, the total estimated annual energy output of wind plants will increase due to larger, more powerful wind turbines.

January 18, 2024

Funding Notice: Small Business Innovation Program/Small Business Technology Transfer Program FY 2024 Phase 1, Release 2

WETO seeks to fund multiple projects for the development of offshore wind environmental monitoring technologies and energy storage systems that can be used to mitigate variability and uncertainties of wind.

December 28, 2023

Make Wind Energy a Community Affair this Holiday Season

Discover how wind energy can help power your community and local economy.

December 12, 2023

Grand Challenges Revisited: Wind Energy Research Needs for a Global Energy Transition

A new report for the International Energy Agency Wind Technology Collaboration Programme summarizes the findings of a meeting of global wind energy experts who identify the five Grand Challenges

December 11, 2023

New Study Identifies Wind Energy Development’s Effects on Home Property Values

DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory published a study with new findings on the effects of wind energy development on home prices.

October 30, 2023

Award-Winning Software Helps Communities Plan Their Clean Energy Transition

Learn how a utility in Fairbanks, Alaska, and a national lab used tools to simulate the impact of clean energy technologies on the city’s power system.

October 17, 2023

A Ripple Effect: Stakeholders Benefit from Shared Offshore Wind Research

A multiyear project advanced understanding of environmental effects, identified existing information gaps, and described future environmental research efforts needed to responsibly develop offshore wind energy projects in U.S. waters.

August 24, 2023

How Wind Can Help Us Breathe Easier

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