US invests $97m in bioenergy research and development

Projects aim to improve the performance and lower the cost and risk of technologies that can be used to produce biofuels, biopower and bio-products from biomass and waste resources

Bank of America to disclose climate impact of its lending practices

It has signed up with the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), which is developing a common framework to assess financed emissions

Chevron to power oil and gas operation with 500MW renewables

The projects will power Chevron’s operations in the US Permian Basin, Argentina, Kazakhstan and Western Australia

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Volkswagen paid $9.5bn to drivers in dieselgate scandal settlement

A total of 86% of drivers chose to sell their vehicles back to the manufacturer and take the money, rather than choose a modification

Microsoft uses hydrogen to power data centre servers for 48 consecutive hours

The trial, which saw a 250kW fuel cell system power a section of a data centre in Utah, is part of the company’s efforts to move towards becoming carbon negative by 2030

New York plans to buy enough clean energy to power more than 1.5m homes every year

The State of New York has announced it is seeking bids to procure approximately 12 million MWh of renewable electricity

Microsoft and Sol Systems ink 500MW solar PPA

The initiative will help Microsoft meet its goal of moving towards 100% renewable energy by 2025

US invests $118m to develop carbon neutral coal products

Coal FIRST plants will incorporate carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies and will be flexible to provide affordable electricity and hydrogen

Hybrid LPG power plant and energy storage system to support US Virgin Islands’ grid

The project aims to improve the existing grid stability on the island and drive the energy transition towards low carbon systems

US announces $64m funding for hydrogen projects

The 18 chosen projects will support the government’s ‘[email protected]’ vision for affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution and consumption