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Iceland CCS: Transforming emissions into limestone
22 August, 2016 | by Lindsay Dodgson
A project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks by transforming captured and dissolved CO2 into limestone. The researchers think this could be the...
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Prepping power grids for the electric vehicle revolution 18 August, 2016 by Chris Lo The growth of electric vehicles could put a peak demand strain on unprepared power grids, but also offers opportunities to stabilise energy networks and prop up the utility industry as the...

Grid Assurance: a new alliance to protect the US transmission system 10 August, 2016 by Julian Turner Six US energy giants have allied to establish a new company to maintain a national inventory of grid equipment so that vital transmission systems damaged by attacks or natural disasters can...

The environmental and economic impacts of closing a nuclear plant 08 August, 2016 by Heidi Vella A new study has investigated the economic and environmental costs of closing nuclear generating capacity, using the closure of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) California as its...

July's top stories: Gamesa receives Indian wind projects, World Bank to finance India’s solar growth 08 August, 2016 by Conor McGuinness Gamesa has secured seven new orders in India to supply a total of 460MW of wind turbines, World Bank has agreed to finance more than $1bn in support expansions of solar generation...

Future Power Technology: Issue 77 03 August, 2016 In this issue: US energy majors protect grid integrity, ExxonMobil enters CCS market, the impact of nuclear shutdowns, Isle of Wight’s tidal array, resurgence of offshore wind, adapting...

Are low oil prices good news for offshore wind? 26 July, 2016 by Elly Earls As costs fall and renewables become a higher global priority, big players in oil and gas are turning their attention to offshore wind. But will there be a market for them in the years to come?...

Rising tide in the UK: Isle of Wight tidal project 25 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson In April the Marine Management Organisation granted approval for the deployment and operation of a 30MW tidal project off the Isle of Wight called the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre. The...

Capturing emissions: ExxonMobil and FuelCell take on CCS 21 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Oil giant ExxonMobil is hoping to make its name in the carbon capture and sequestration market after pairing up with FuelCell Energy to try out a new technology which involves fuel cells....

Titans of energy: the world’s biggest power companies by revenue 18 July, 2016 The world energy mix is slowly but surely changing with major suppliers investing in wind, solar, and other low-carbon markets, alongside traditional coal and nuclear-based...

The £2bn wind farm brought down by birds 11 July, 2016 by Chris Lo Neart na Gaoithe, a £2bn wind farm planned off the coast of Fife won a government subsidy contract in 2015, but is now facing its demise due to an ongoing legal challenge by the RSPB regarding...

Is nuclear storage in South Australia a glowing prospect? 11 July, 2016 An Australian royal commission has released tentative findings backing an idea to store other countries’ spent nuclear fuel in South Australia, arguing that risks could be mitigated by storing...

Two-way street: getting vehicle-to-grid charging off the ground 07 July, 2016 by Chris Lo Vehicle-to-grid charging systems could turn electric vehicles into a new layer of energy storage and grid balancing for the decentralised power systems of the future. As Dr Jim Scott of EBRI...

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