$4m to boost energy efficiency in US states

The US Energy Department has awarded nearly $4 million (£2.4m) in total to 13 states to boost their energy efficiency. The cash will be used for public institutions, local governments and industrial sectors in the chosen states in a bid to increase energy savings. It is part of the ‘State Energy Programme’ which includes three […]

US pumps $16m into hydro projects

The US Energy Department is providing nearly $16 million (£10.3m) to capture energy from waves, tides and currents in the country. A total of eight projects will share $13.5 million (£8.7m) from the fund to build durable, efficient wave and tidal devices that can reduce overall costs and maximise the amount of energy captured. Another […]

US invests in energy efficient heating and cooling systems

The US Energy Department has picked 12 projects to develop innovative heating, cooling and insulation technologies to help homes and businesses save energy and money. The projects, which also include developing software to help building owners and operators measure, monitor and adjust lighting, will receive around $11 million (£7.06m) in funding. Commercial and residential buildings […]

New US initiative aims for cost-effective hydrogen EVs

A new public-private partnership to support more cost-effective transportation energy options for US consumers – including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) – has been launched. The H2USA initiative will focus on advancing hydrogen infrastructure and brings together automakers, Government agencies, gas suppliers and fuel cell industries to research and identify cost-effective solutions for clean hydrogen […]

New US lab to tackle rare energy materials shortages

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has picked the winner for a $120 million (£74.7m) funding for an Energy Innovation Hub. Ames Laboratory in Iowa will develop solutions for the domestic shortages of rare earth metals and other materials used in the clean energy industry. Some of the materials identified as critical by the DOE […]