On March 28, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report “Wind Energy: Additional Actions Could Help Ensure Effective Use of Federal Financial Support.” The report found that there were 82 federal wind power initiatives in FY2011, 73 of which were run by the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Energy, Interior, and Treasury. In total, $3 billion was spent on the initiatives, and $1.1 billion was provided in tax subsidies. The report also found that seven of the programs were duplicative; this duplication occurred when Treasury recipients earned smaller loans or grants from the Departments of Agriculture or Energy.