Sustainable development of offshore wind receives $13.5m boost

The Department of Energy is funding four projects that will inform wind siting, permitting and help protect wildlife and fisheries as deployment of offshore wind increases

US aims for community solar to power five million homes by 2025

Consumers are estimated to save a total of $1bn on their energy bills

US signs up 127 local governments to fast-track solar energy permits

The Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) tool automates rooftop solar permitting for local governments and other authorities having jurisdiction

US announces $16m for community-driven clean energy plans

It has launched the Local Energy Action Programme, designed to help environmental justice communities and communities with historical ties to fossil fuel industries ‘take direct control of their clean energy future’

UK researchers invited to partner with US on nuclear energy

A share of £2.5m of funding is available for topics including molten salts, light-water reactor fuels and advanced small modular reactors

US invests $54m to boost energy efficiency in microelectronic technologies

Microelectronics are critical to nearly all modern technology, including smartphones, medical equipment, power plants, electricity grids and vehicles

US awards $24m for direct air carbon capture research

The projects are expected to support breakthroughs in understanding how to overcome the limitations of technologies that are currently available, including inefficient energy usage

US plugs in $60m to help decarbonise transport sector

Transportation accounts for around 30% of total US energy needs and generates the largest share of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions

US announces $60m for energy efficient manufacturing

The funding will be used by university-based Industrial Assessment Centres (IACs), which assist manufacturers in reducing their carbon footprint while training the next-generation of energy efficiency workers

US provides $27m funding to make waves using ocean energy

The projects aim to advance wave energy technologies towards commercial viability