Fresh $630m investments to modernise US hydropower facilities

The funding will cover improvement projects that will make hydropower plants more energy efficient and resilient

US Government proposes new energy efficiency standards for home gas furnaces

Under the plans, non-weatherised gas furnaces and those used in mobile homes would be required to achieve an annual fuel utilisation efficiency of 95%

US awards $3.6m for climate solutions supporting under-represented communities

The funding is supporting teams of entrepreneurs, community organisers, non-profits and academic institutions working to achieve ‘energy justice’ in the national transition to clean energy

US Government to invest $38m in decarbonising national laboratories

Each of the Department of Energy’s national laboratories houses heavy industrial facilities, energy-intensive data centres, reactors and other unique infrastructure that demands large amounts of continuous power

US to sell up to 40.1m oil barrels from emergency stockpile

The Department of Energy must receive bids for this notice of sale no later than 10.00am Central Time on 1st June 2022

Small US businesses granted $53m for clean energy and climate solutions

It will support 259 projects across 38 states that cover security and resilience, renewable energy, energy storage, carbon capture and conversion and fusion energy

Fresh call for joint US-Israel clean energy technology proposals

The two countries are providing $4m in funding for innovative technologies to tackle climate change

US seeks views on design of $225m Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The funding will support improved building codes, assisting state agencies and partners improve the energy efficiency

US launches $5m lithium battery workforce initiative

The Department of Energy will support up to five pilot training programmes in energy and automotive communities and advance workshop partnerships for the domestic lithium battery supply chain

US Department of Energy issues two LNG export approvals

It gives the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi projects additional flexibility to export LNG to any country with which the US does not have a free trade agreement, including all of Europe