Biden sets plan for seven major offshore wind farms

The plan is expected to support President Biden’s target for 30GW of offshore wind by 2030

US ‘has 60GW of untapped geothermal energy capacity under its feet’

That’s the verdict from the US Department of Energy (DoE), which says the underground power source is “America’s untapped energy giant”

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US launches advanced reactor tech to boost new nuclear growth

A new Versatile Test Reactor will help the US to conduct research into new nuclear fuels, materials, instrumentation and sensors

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US announces $28m gust of funding for floating wind turbines

The Department of Energy aims to exploit the nation’s best wind resources, many of which are found in deep waters

US announces $25m for CHP funding

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced nearly $25 million (£18.6m) of funding for combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. The money will be distributed amongst eight organisations, which include the Centre for Sustainable Energy in San Diego, Pace University in New York and Washington State University, to further the installation of the cost-effective, […]

US provides $50m for cleaner coal tech

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $50 million (£38.8m) of funding to improve coal-fired energy systems. The money will ultimately finance large scale pilots to design, construct and operate new coal technologies to improve performance and efficiency while reducing emissions and the cost of electricity. The DOE has previously supported innovations in the […]

US to spend $40m on bioenergy research

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced it will spend $40 million (£30.9m) on advancing four Bioenergy Research Centres (BRCs). It is hoped the funding will help researchers provide the scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective biotechnology. The centres, which are each led by a DOE National Laboratory or university, are designed to […]

US supercomputers secure $258m of funding

Six US technology firms are to receive a share of $258 million (£203.6m) to increase the energy efficiency of the nation’s future supercomputers. The Department of Energy’s (DoE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP) hopes to deliver at least one such system by 2021 – exascale computers are capable of a billion billion calculations per second and are around 50 […]

US provides $20m for green transport and fuel research

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to provide $20 million (£15.47m) of funding across 10 low carbon transport and fuel projects. The move completes the approval process for awardees selected by Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). They form part of the organisation’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) and Renewable Energy […]

US invests $72m in energy R&D

The US Department of Energy (DoE) is to invest $72 million (£56m) in innovative research and development projects. Earlier this week, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced his department would award 73 grants to 68 small businesses across 24 states. The funding forms the second phase of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small […]