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Biomass calculator: crunching the numbers on greenhouse gas
22 January, 2015
When it comes to biomass sustainability, the UK has some of the toughest requirements in the world, and they are set to get tougher. As of April 2015, biomass power generators will need to...
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The natural gas bridge: solution or illusion? 20 January, 2015 by Chris Lo The concept of natural gas as a 'bridge fuel' to a low-carbon future is now common, but is it realistic? The shale gas boom is making gas an easy investment, but it might be of limited use as...

The 10 worst blackouts of the last 50 years 14 January, 2015 A majority of the world’s top 10 worst black outs in the last five decades occurred due to technical faults and human errors but natural calamities have also taken their toll....

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 58 07 January, 2015 In this issue: Boosting renewables in Europe with better grid interconnections, Ikea’s $1.5bn sustainable power plan, investigating the effect of offshore wind installations on marine...

The EPA's clean power plan: innovation or devastation? 07 January, 2015 by Heidi Vella The Environmental Protection Agency want to enable a 30% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030, but its proposed regulations have caused controversy in the US and among industry associations....

2014: The year's biggest Power Technology stories 05 January, 2015 by Shalini M P Nair Researchers have found a newly discovered property of carbon graphite that could lead to the development of new hydrogen-based fuel cell technologies, and installed wind power capacity could...

The UK - a role to play in developing clean African energy? 15 December, 2014 While sub-Saharan Africa has seen robust economic growth, access to electricity is lagging behind. Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has called on British industry to support the...

Minute mercenaries - tackling nuclear waste with microbiology 08 December, 2014 by Laura Walkinshaw Groundbreaking research showing the potential of microbes to treat radioactive waste has shed light on how toxic materials could be disposed of in the future. Laura Walkinshaw reports....

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 57 03 December, 2014 In this issue: Britain’s role in developing renewable energy in Africa, China’s $16bn EV revolution, radioactive waste munching microbes, commercialising CCS with the help of CO2 enhanced...

November's top stories: Carbon graphite for new fuel cells, UK GIB buys stake 03 December, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair Researchers have found a property of carbon graphite that could lead to the development of new hydrogen-based fuel cell technologies, and the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has bought a 20%...

Safety by numbers – delving into 2014 offshore wind health & safety statistics 26 November, 2014 by Heidi Vella The G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association, along with the Energy Institute, has published its first annual incident data report, providing a comprehensive look at health and safety in...

UK nuclear waste – where it’s generated, contained, transported and stored 24 November, 2014 by Heidi Vella It will be decades before the UK Government builds a long-term storage for the country’s radioactive nuclear waste; but where is this waste produced, contained, transported and stored in...

New heights: the role of high-altitude wind turbines in future power generation 21 November, 2014 MIT spin-off Altaeros Energies has created the BAT – the Buoyant Airborne Turbine, found within a helium-filled shell, and able to float 1,000 feet above ground. Ross Davies talks to co-founder...

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