Sustainable development of offshore wind receives $13.5m boost

The Department of Energy is funding four projects that will inform wind siting, permitting and help protect wildlife and fisheries as deployment of offshore wind increases

US infrastructure firm launches new renewable energy division

The new Pearce Renewables arm will provide commercial and utility-scale wind, solar power, EV charging and energy storage assets

US aims for community solar to power five million homes by 2025

Consumers are estimated to save a total of $1bn on their energy bills

Global energy use projected to increase by 50% by 2050

Falling technology costs and government policies that provide incentives for green energy will result in the growth of renewable electricity generation to meet growing power demand

bp acquires US start-up that turns buildings into ‘virtual power plants’

The New York-based firm uses bespoke algorithms to optimise the energy efficiency of buildings and connect them to power markets, using the buildings as flexible power assets to generate, store and trade renewable energy

Fresh $45m fund to decarbonise natural gas power and industrial sectors using CCS

Projects will help advance point-source CCS technologies that can capture at least 95% of carbon emissions from facilities that produce commodities like cement and steel

Ørsted and Williams partner to explore clean energy opportunities in the US

They are identifying ways to leverage Ørsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing experience to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by renewable energy

bp to invest $269m to boost renewable diesel production at US refinery

Three projects at its Cherry Point Refinery in Washington aims to improve efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and more than double production to 2.6m a year

ESS and SB Energy partner for 2GWh of long-duration storage

The first ESS system has already been delivered to an SB Energy location in Davis, California and will be commissioned this month

Shell starts production at its first US renewable natural gas facility

The Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon uses locally-sourced cow manure and excess agricultural residues