US President Barack Obama last week ordered seven solar and wind renewable energy projects totalling nearly 5 GW to be expedited through the planning and permitting process.
The UK government announced the latest steps in its flagship home efficiency scheme, including a £7 million loan for the Green Deal Finance Company.
The UK government says there are still millions of pounds available for social housing landlords to improve the efficiency of heating in their properties.
International furniture retailer IKEA has plugged in solar panels on its US stores in Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia and Utah to take its total generating capacity to 38 MW.
The US Department of Energy is investing $43 million in energy storage technologies to drive forward electric vehicles and grid technologies.
Japanese contractor Shimizu has completed work on a building in Tokyo that it claims will emit the least amount of CO2 in the world.
UK Energy Minister Charles Hendry announced yesterday the scrapping of 86 environmental regulations that will save businesses £400 million over the next 20 years.
The European Commission has given the thumbs up to EDF Energy’s plans for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset in the south of England.
The US Departments of Defense and the Interior are joining forces to develop renewable energy projects near military installations.