Keep up to date with the latest power and smart energy developments in the USA.

The highlights in this week’s news items, provided courtesy of our American partner publications, include:

    • A new report from the US Energy information Administration reveals that the total amount of water used to create steam and cool power generation plants has declined 14% over the past three years
    • The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) recently released grades for renewable energy programmes in 20 US states. Many programmes lack the key components necessary for successful market deployment
    • Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced last week that a federal system will be put in place to put a price on carbon pollution beginning in 2019