US awards $27.5m to decarbonise water infrastructure

The projects have the potential to reduce carbon emissions and water treatment costs while improving the quality of water and equity of distribution nationwide

US aims to reduce solar energy costs by 60% by 2030

It has announced nearly $128m in funding to lower costs, improve performance and speed up the deployment of solar energy technologies

US announces $34.5m for data science and machine learning to advance climate solutions

It will support researchers using computation-based models to tackle basic science challenges, advance clean energy technologies, improve energy efficiency and predict extreme weather and climate patterns

US provides $24.5m for manufacturing innovations to build clean and resilient grid

It will support two funding opportunities that will back research and development for the materials and technologies needed to expand the grid with new, clean energy sources and deliver affordable electricity to disadvantaged communities

US offers $52.5m to help manufacturers and wastewater treatment plants boost efficiency

The funding will be distributed through the Department of Energy’s Industrial Assessment Centres, which are university-based programmes that train students and offer no-cost efficiency improvement recommendations to small and medium manufacturing facilities

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

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

US awards $47m to commercialise ‘transformational’ energy technologies

It is supporting ‘high risk and potentially disruptive’ new electric vehicle battery, data centre efficiency, grid modernisation, emissions mitigation and storage technologies

US invests $45m in advanced solar technologies research

It is also supporting the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernised electric grid

US announces $128m for research into sustainable transport

The funding will support bioenergy as well as hydrogen and fuel cell technologies