New York offers $5m to help colleges and universities go green

The finance aims to allow places of education to ‘aggressively lower’ their carbon footprint, reduce energy use and improve climate resiliency

California and Denmark team up to drive energy efficiency

Despite a distance of 5,343 miles between them, the US state and the Scandinavian nation will work together to use energy more efficiently

US petrol station switches to 100% EV charging

RS Automotives in Maryland claims to be the country’s first petrol station to quit fossil fuels entirely

Rolls-Royce to sell North American civil nuclear unit to Westinghouse

The deal is subject to regulatory approvals

UN and Germany launch new initiative to accelerate green economy

The Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals will foster exchange on innovative and successful practices through newly designed regional sustainability hubs

Each American throws away nearly three metric tonnes of food over their lifetime

A new survey suggests this means each year the average US citizen wastes around $2,796 on food that ends up in the bin

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Wind to be fastest growing power source in the US in 2020

The Energy Information Administration forecasts power production from wind turbines will rise by 6% in 2019 and 14% next year

US invests $56.5m in advanced clean coal technologies

A total of 32 winners will share the funding for projects including carbon capture, utilisation and storage and steam turbine efficiency

Google announces ‘biggest corporate purchase’ of renewable energy

The package consists of 1,600MW of agreements, including 18 new energy deals, which together will boost its worldwide portfolio of wind and solar power by more than 40%

Dominion Energy proposes to build largest offshore wind farm in the US

The facility, which it plans to install off the coast of Virginia by 2026, would be made up of 220 turbines