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US to auction wind energy leases off RI, Mass.

The federal government will for the first time sell competitive leases for wind energy on the outer continental shelf as it holds an auction for leases for wind farms off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Full story

Public meeting held for proposed Maine wind farm

State environmental officials are holding a public meeting regarding a small wind farm being proposed in western Maine. Full story

Hearing set for Maine wind farm proposal

Environmental officials are holding a public hearing on a proposal to build what would be the largest wind farm in Maine. Full story

Energy Northwest tests wind power storage system

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest are testing and evaluating a new power storage system that could help store excess electricity generated by the region's many wind farms. Full story

Deepwater expects to win U.S. offshore wind lease: CEO

(Reuters) - Privately held Deepwater Wind expects to win a federal lease to build a wind farm of up to 1,000 megawatts (MW) in federal waters south of Rhode Island and Massachusetts, the company's chief executive said in an interview. Full story

WindTracer Uses Lasers to Predict Wind Direction

One of the biggest problems with wind energy is that it's difficult to predict the behavior of the wind itself and, by extension, to plan for the amount of power wind turbines are able to generate in a given day. Full story

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