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Nuclear plant operations: unlocking the human factor
26 February, 2015 | by Chris Lo
Nuclear energy must evolve to secure its future, but how does change affect the performance of plant operators? A new DOE-funded project at Vanderbilt University aims to find out....
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Continental power: operating the Super Grid 24 February, 2015 by Adam Leach Much talk has been made of the merits of smaller decentralised grids but that hasn't stopped the European Commission pouring €86m into the French SuperGrid Institute, a body set up to explore...

Apple's Siri adds voice to renewables as tech giant unveils plans to run on wind 24 February, 2015 by Adam Leach With the world's largest company unveiling plans to power its online services on Danish and Irish wind and global brands continuing to decarbonise operations, business is starting to take a lead...

Interconnectors: the key to bringing more renewables to the UK grid? 19 February, 2015 by Heidi Vella UK energy regulator Ofgem is assessing five new interconnector projects that could result in renewable energy being transported between the UK and Europe, with other projects proposed between...

Future Power Technology: Operations & Maintenance Special Issue 5 18 February, 2015 In this issue: Preparing for growth in the European power plant services market, the rise of remanufactured gas turbine packages, new insights into cooling water usage, solving Eskom’s...

Biomass must earn its carbon fighting credentials 16 February, 2015 by Adam Leach With its carbon capturing components and coal displacing capabilities, biomass is a policymaker's carbon cutting dream. But with scientific concern that it may well increase emissions on the...

US coal: could exporting to Asia offer a lifeline to a dying industry? 10 February, 2015 by Adam Leach US coal has been hit particularly hard, with a flood of shale gas supplies knocking it off its perch and recent EPA proposals promising to provide the killer blow. But a recent study by...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 59 06 February, 2015 In this issue: How increasing construction of hydropower dams will affect the environment, developing a nuclear reactor powered by Thorium, pushing the boundaries of betavoltaic...

IKEA - building a better business through intelligent energy usage 05 February, 2015 by Adam Leach On track to invest $1.5bn in wind and solar power, the world's largest furniture retailer IKEA is helping take the corporate world towards a more sustainable approach to business. Having...

Target 2100: can the world agree on a climate plan? 03 February, 2015 by Chris Lo The IPCC’s latest report on climate change stresses the need for international cooperation to avoid the worst of its effects. But with a binding agreement elusive, are the world’s...

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...

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....

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