Days after banning petrol cars, Californians urged not to charge EVs

This is after the state is expected to experience temperatures peaking 37°C

Toyota builds 1MW hydrogen system for US Department of Energy

The $6.5m project is being funded by the DOE and could be operational within three years

US announces $45m to protect power grid from cyberattacks

Researchers will aim to develop tools and technologies that enable energy systems to autonomously recognise a cyberattack and attempt to prevent it with no disruption to energy delivery

Moo-ving out! Biden vows to slash methane emissions

Fees of up to $1,500 will be imposed per metric tonne of methane emitted in 2026

US launches $28m hydropower research and development programme

It will back new technologies that enable the growth of hydropower, including the deployment of pumped storage hydro

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