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

September 28, 2023

Wind Energy Equity Research Illuminates Community Perspectives

To support the nation’s Justice40 Initiative and address historical energy inequities across the United States, the Wind Energy Technologies Office is funding community engagement research to create a more just and equitable clean energy future.

September 21, 2023

DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office Selects 15 Projects Totaling $27 Million to Address Key Deployment Challenges for Offshore, Land-Based, and Distributed Wind

WETO has selected 15 projects for negotiation for award to lower costs and address barriers to deployment of wind energy, ranging between $500,000 and $4,500,000.

September 21, 2023

DOE Opens $10 Million Program to Improve Planning, Siting, and Permitting for Large-Scale Renewable Energy

Applications can now be submitted for a $10 million funding and technical assistance program to expand state and local government capacity to support the planning, siting, and permitting of large-scale renewable energy projects on private land.

August 31, 2023

Proposed National Guidance on Responding to Munitions and Explosives of Concern in the Federal Register

The U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System has published and invites public comment on draft guidance on Responding to Munitions and Explosives of Concern in U.S. Federal Water.

August 15, 2023

New Study Analyzes How Ordinances Impact Land Available for Renewable Energy Deployment

In this new article, learn about the types of zoning ordinances in effect and how they could change the amount of available land over time.

August 1, 2023

U.S. Department of Energy Launches Program to Expand State and Local Capacity for Renewable Energy Planning, Siting, and Permitting

Initiative will support states and local communities as they plan for and evaluate proposed development of large renewable energy facilities

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 17, 2023

Blowing Away the Gaps with the West Coast Offshore Wind Transmission Analysis

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory reviewed studies that focused on the technical evaluation of offshore wind energy transmission through potential points of interconnection along the coastlines of California, Oregon, and Washington.

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.