Energy efficiency helps US manufacturers save $1bn

More than 120 manufacturers in the US have saved around $1 billion (£0.62bn) in energy costs by investing in efficiency measures. They made the investments as part of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) ‘Better Buildings, Better Plants’ programme, where manufacturers voluntarily signed a pledge to reduce energy intensity by around 25% over 10 years. […]

US awards $30m to protect energy sector from cyber attacks

Funding worth $30 million (£18.7m) has been awarded to 11 projects in the US for the development of new technologies to protect the nation’s electric grid and oil and gas industry from cyber attacks. With support from the Energy Department, energy sector organisations in California, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington State […]

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 […]

US provides $22m for cost-competitive biofuels

The US Energy Department is teaming up with research institutes and the energy industry in a bid to make biofuels more cost-competitive to gas. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $22 million (£14.5m) worth of new investment in a number of projects, most of which aim to help boost the productivity of sustainable algae […]

New tool to protect US oil and gas sector from cyber attacks

A new public-private partnership to strengthen protection of the oil and gas infrastructure from cyber attacks has been announced in the US. Led by the Energy Department in collaboration with industry experts, the Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders, the initiative will create a tool that allows owners and operators to assess and prioritise […]