Boeing invests $450m in flying taxi firm

The US aerospace giant’s investment will support the development of driverless air taxis

US awards $13.4m to help combat plastic waste

The seven research and development projects will convert plastic films into more valuable materials and design new plastics that are more recyclable and biodegradable

New York adds $12m to electric vehicle rebate programme

Consumers will be able to save up to $2,000 when purchasing EVs

US mayors form electric vehicles task force

The Conference Task Force on Electric Vehicles will focus on approaches to accelerate the transition towards cleaner vehicles and vehicle electrification and build the infrastructure needed to support EVs

US offers $420m to advance clean energy breakthroughs

Energy Frontier Research Centres will use the funding to advance climate solutions through early-stage research on clean energy technology, advanced and low carbon manufacturing and quantum information science

‘Nearly 85% of retired US power capacity in 2022 will be coal power stations’

Almost 14.9GW of coal-fired power capacity will retire in the coming months

NASA appoints Katherine Calvin as new Chief Scientist

She will serve as principal advisor to the Biden Administration and other agency leaders on NASA science programmes, strategic planning and policy

Clean transportation projects in New York share $85m fund

Projects will address air pollution reduction at scale and demonstrate electric transportation options in underserved communities

US small businesses awarded $35m for clean energy and climate solutions

The technologies include climate research tools, improved batteries for EVs and commercialising a new low cost and efficient hydrogen energy storage system

US backs ‘cutting-edge’ clean energy tech with $100m funding

Those technologies that can significantly change how communities, industries and businesses reduce emissions, promote energy efficiency and drive grid modernisation will be supported