New AI tech could help detect leaks in underground carbon storage

The international research partnership seeks to implement AI and machine learning to detect the leaks in pipelines and well string

Cenovus to buy remaining 50% stake in Toledo refinery from bp

The energy company will pay $300m to bp and take over operations when the deal closes

BWX Technologies to build ‘first’ advanced micro-reactor in the US

The Project Pele full-scale transportable micro-reactor prototype is expected to be delivered in 2024 for testing at the Idaho National Laboratory

New $20m research group to support growth of US solar industry

It aims to make cadmium telluride solar cells – the second most common PV technology in the world after silicon – less expensive and more efficient

New transatlantic agreement to advance commercial fusion energy

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and Commonwealth Fusion Systems will support the ‘fastest path’ to low carbon fusion energy, based on the same processes that power the sun and stars

US takes over as world’s largest LNG exporter

LNG exports increased by 12% in the first half of 2022, averaging 11.2 billion cubic feet per day, compared with the second half of 2021

Equinor buys US battery storage developer East Point Energy

Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, the company has a 4.1GW pipeline of early to mid-stage battery storage projects focused on the US East Coast

US records a boom in all-electric homes

Over a quarter of all US households are all-electric, new study finds

US awards $40m to make homes more energy efficient

The funding from the Weatherisation Assistance Programme has been granted to 21 organisations and five state agencies to repair, electrify and weatherise homes and help save families money on their energy bills

US companies partner on nuclear fuel recycling

The partnership between Curio and Energy Northwest is part of the former company’s plans to deploy what it claims will be the first commercial nuclear fuel recycling facility in the US