Geothermal energy projects in the US receive $46m boost

Enhanced geothermal systems are different from conventional geothermal resources that occur naturally in the US and are geographically limited due to the need for underground heat and fluids

New data reveals decline in toxic emissions from US power plants

The fall in emissions are primarily due to changes in the mix of fuels used in electricity generation, with data revealing a 19% fall in coal generation and an increase in natural gas and renewable production

Equinor to sell US Bakken shale assets in $900m deal

The deal covers all of Equinor’s operated and non-operated acreage in the Bakken, located in the states of North Dakota and Montana, which will be sold to Grayson Mill Energy

GE wins funding for research into 3D printing of wind turbine blades

It will develop and demonstrate an integrated additive manufacturing process for novel high-performance blade designs for the future of large rotors

Equinor and bp form US offshore wind partnership

It comes as the two companies completed their previously announced deal, whereby Equinor sold a 50% interest in both the Empire Wind and Beacon Wind assets on the US east coast

Lightsource bp completes $380m financing for two Texas solar projects

That includes the 163MW Elm Branch and 153MW Briar Creek solar projects that are expected to offset greenhouse gas emissions by a total of 370,000 metric tons annually

Could magnets in MRI scanners unlock the key to generating more wind energy?

A team of GE engineers has been awarded additional funding to apply decades of healthcare experience to develop a more powerful superconducting generator for offshore wind turbines

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Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris climate change accord

The president also signed an executive order to halt the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

US announces $14.5m for offshore wind environmental research

It will support research efforts to increase understanding of the environmental impacts of offshore wind, as well as projects that advance and validate tools to monitor and minimise impacts