Green technologies ‘accelerating in US marketplace’

Clean energy technologies are accelerating in the US. That’s according a to new report which was launched by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. It shows a dramatic increase in deployment and a decrease in cost of four “transformational technologies”: wind turbines, solar technologies, electric vehicles (EVs) and LEDs. The report states between 2008 and 2014, onshore wind […]

US CCS industry ‘needs financial incentives’

Financial incentives are needed for the US to deploy carbon capture and storage technologies (CCS). That’s according to a report by National Coal Council (NCC) for US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz who requested it in advance of the upcoming COP21 conference. The NCC advises the US Energy Secretary on matters related to coal policy and technology. The […]

White House powers up with solar panels

The White House has completed installing solar panels on its roofs, the retrofit plans initially announced in 2010 by President Barack Obama. Although it is not known how many panels have been installed, reports claim they are expected to generate 5.3KW of renewable electricity to power the residence. The size of the installation is said […]

New US efficiency standards for lighting in warehouses

Businesses are expected to save billions of dollars on their energy bills by implementing new efficiency standards for lighting fixtures used in megastores, warehouses and parking lots. The US Government has finalised the standards for the so-called metal halide lamp fixtures, which over 30 years are expected to help save more than $1.1 billion (£0.67bn). […]

US spends $50m for efficient vehicle technologies

The US Government is providing nearly $50 million (£30.2m) for research and development into efficient new vehicle technologies. The funding will support a wide range of technologies that further cut fuel costs for drivers and help make vehicles more efficient. This includes light weighing materials, cost-effective batteries, advanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and […]

Energy efficiency standards for TV boxes to save $1bn

Consumers could save more than $1 billion (£0.6bn) on energy bills every year as a result of the new efficiency standards for pay-TV box sets. The US Department of Energy along with a group of organisations have announced non-regulatory standards which will improve the efficiency of set-top boxes by as much as 45% by 2017 […]

US puts $84m into cheaper Carbon Capture & Storage

New cash to fund research into lowering the costs of capturing carbon dioxide from power plants has been announced by the United States. Its Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding $84 million (£52.3m) to 18 projects in a bid to limit emissions from new and existing coal-fired power plants. Projects being funded include $12.8 million […]

US grants $60m to spur solar energy innovation

Solar power in the US has been given a boost with grants totalling $60 million (£37.2m) to drive affordable and efficient PV technologies. The US Department of Energy is providing the cash to local governments, universities and companies as part of its SunShot Initiative, which aims to spur innovation to reduce the cost of solar […]

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 and Russia expand nuclear energy research ties

The US and Russia have signed a joint agreement to share their knowledge on nuclear energy, research and security projects. The agreement will expand co-operation between the two countries on nuclear research laboratories, institutes and facilities in a broad range of areas, including nuclear technology, energy and environment. It will add on to the US-Russia […]