All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Inside the Caribbean’s only nuclear reactor

    Jamaica’s nuclear story started in 1984. Supported by the European Union (EU), the Government and the UWI established the Centre…
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    22 Nov
  2. Restoring hydropower in remote regions of Tajikistan

    Bordering Afghanistan, Viloyati Mukhtori Kuhistoni Badakhshon (VMKB) is a remote, mountainous, rural area in the Pamir Mountains of eastern Tajikistan where…
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    18 Sep
  3. Sorting out South Australia’s energy woes

    Over the past ten years, South Australia (SA) has been the target of significant investment in renewable energy. Prior to…
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    25 Jun
  4. What’s driving the fall in UK energy demand and can it last?

    Over the last ten years, UK energy consumption decreased by 14% on both an actual and temperature corrected basis. This…
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    22 May
  5. Are public attitudes to nuclear power still holding it back?

    The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan dealt a significant blow to the public’s trust in nuclear power, not…
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    10 May
  6. Will Australia ever give up on coal power?

    Blistering sun beats down on miles of dusty orange desert, while the wind blows above waves that crash against 25,760km…
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    9 Apr
  7. Building the UK’s electric vehicle infrastructure with POD Point

    Thanks to advances in battery technology the prices of electric automobiles are continually falling, their range increasing and charging points…
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    12 Mar
  8. Cuba is open for business: but can its energy infrastructure withstand the pressure?

    Cuba has, for the most part, been going it alone since the US-imposed sanctions on the country in 1959, and…
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    18 Dec
  9. Putting customers first: how can energy companies provide better customer service?

    Citizens Advice’s quarterly review ranking the customer service performance of energy companies shows customers how well energy suppliers are dealing…
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    28 Nov
  10. Under the skin of Tesla’s Gigafactory

    In 2013 electric car manufacturer Tesla announced it was going to partner with Panasonic to build a huge lithium-battery gigafactory…
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    2 Nov