Michael Bloomberg pledges $5.5m to fill US gap in UN climate funding

The billionaire and former New York mayor contributed $4.5m for the same purpose last year

US grants $39m to improve oil and gas technologies

One of the projects being granted funding aims to enhance the potential for oil recovery

Poland’s Baltic Pipe pumped up with €215m EU grant

The pipeline creates a new gas supply corridor in the European market, connecting Poland and Denmark with Norway

Carbon dioxide emissions
New $1.5m project to advance CCS technologies gets the go-ahead

The scheme aims to evaluate various approaches to developing ways to catch greenhouse gases in order to mitigate climate change

Ireland awards €7m for energy efficiency in schools

The pilot scheme is targeting a 33% reduction in energy consumption

New York offers $30m for flexible power grid

It is seeking solutions that enable the integration of more clean energy resources to the grid as well as innovative data analytics

Solutions sought for ‘next biggest energy priorities’

EIT InnoEnergy is seeking to fund projects that address the circular economy and mobility

US awards $20m for AI and machine learning in energy tech

The programme aims to incorporate AI into the engineering design processes for energy technologies

Ireland plugs €20m into EV charging points

The funding will support more than 50 hubs, with each able to refuel between two to eight vehicles simultaneously

Innovation
Three low carbon start-ups granted £40,000 to scale their business

BioCarbon Engineering, Anakata and Eight19 were chosen to receive funding