$130m US fund for ‘cutting-edge’ research in energy

The US Energy Department has announced a fund worth $130 million (£81m) for 66 “cutting-edge” research projects in the energy industry. The cash from the department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) is part of its ‘OPEN 2012’ programme, which will support a range of technologies, including advanced fuels, building efficiency, carbon capture, renewable […]

New energy apps to help consumers understand their usage

Ever wondered how much energy your house uses? Soon people in America may be able to check it from their mobile phones! The US Energy Department is launching the ‘Apps for Energy’ contest, which will offer cash prizes for creating energy related applications to be accessed via phones and other online mediums. The new contest […]