US awards $35m for development of hydrokinetic turbines

The funding will support 11 projects, which will address remote and utility-scale riverine energy and tidal energy

US invests $16m to develop ultra-high temperature materials for gas turbine use

Projects will also develop new manufacturing processes that ensure turbine blades can withstand the extreme operating environments commonly found in natural gas turbines in both the aviation and power generation sectors

US provides $130m for research into solar energy technologies

It is supporting 67 research projects across 30 states that reduce the cost of solar, increase US manufacturing competitiveness and improve the reliability of the electric grid

New York start-ups offered $10m for cleantech solutions

The New York Climate Progress Programme will provide capital investments to support firms that create low carbon goods and services

New York announces $11m for fast EV chargers

The Direct Current Fast Charger programme aims to scale up EV infrastructure in areas where access to fast charging stations is limited

Win or lose, Trump’s withdrawal from Paris Agreement has been formalised

The UK, Chile, France, Italy and the UN Climate Change said they will continue to work with US partners to accelerate climate action

US extends additional LNG export authorisations through 2050

The issuances extend each project’s LNG export authorisation to both free trade and non-free trade agreement countries through 31st December 2050

ExxonMobil to cut 1,900 US jobs as pandemic ‘makes the need for reorganisation urgent’

The layoffs will affect employees at the oil giant’s management offices in Houston, Texas

Nearly 30 US states see renewables generate more power than either coal or nuclear

Nationwide, renewables accounted for 20.8% of US electrical generation during the first eight months of 2020, ahead of 19.4% from nuclear and 18.4% from coal

Ørsted starts building 298MW onshore wind farm in Nebraska

It follows the acquisition and final investment decision of the Haystack Wind project in Wayne County