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Balancing act: safeguarding energy security in the UK
17 September, 2014 | by Chris Lo
The UK has been reforming its energy market to provide the capacity it will need over the next decade and beyond. With the risk of blackouts looming, will the country's short-term...
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Chinese gas: China’s solution is the world’s problem 11 September, 2014 by Adam Leach Air pollution is causing miserable conditions in many of China’s smoggy cities, prompting a move away from coal and towards natural gas as a cleaner-burning stopgap while more renewable sources...

The French evolution: government calls time on nuclear dominance 10 September, 2014 by Adam Leach In June, the French government announced it would place a cap on nuclear power, effectively ending a very long love affair which has seen the country come to depend on nuclear for 75% of its...

Star investor: PayPal billionaire takes a shine to nuclear fusion 09 September, 2014 by Adam Leach From self-driving cars to space elevators, a new breed of tech entrepreneur turned investor is starting to take on the challenges that were previously reserved for governments and...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 54 03 September, 2014 In this issue: The future of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, a solar-powered flight around the world, China’s ambitions in the high-temperature reactor market, the story of clean...

August's top stories: ABB's HVDC cable system, Indonesia's volcano power 03 September, 2014 by Shalini M P Nair Swiss power technology firm ABB developed and tested a 525kV underground and subsea high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system, and the Indonesian Parliament has passed a law to tap the...

Take the power back – future utilities will need to empower customers 29 August, 2014 by Adam Leach As smart grids, solar panels and the internet of things settle in at home, a new breed of utility is evolving. From social media savvy marketing, to cost saving sales channels, the future...

Healthcare savings trump the cost of halting climate change – so why the delay? 28 August, 2014 by Heidi Vella A detailed study by MIT has found the health cost savings of some climate change mitigation policies, such as cap-and-trade, greatly out-weigh the cost of the policy’s implementation. Will this...

What would independence mean for Scotland's renewable energy sector? 26 August, 2014 by Adam Leach On 18 September the people of Scotland will decide whether to extend the 307 years that it has spent as a member of the United Kingdom or to exit the union and become a fully independent...

Cleaning coal: a timeline of the key moments in CCS 21 August, 2014 by Adam Leach The recent announcement from SaskPower that it is on track to complete the first retrofit of carbon capture and storage technology to a coal-fired power plant could constitute a much...

Future Power Technology: Operations & Maintenance Special Issue 3 13 August, 2014 In this issue: realising the potential of offshore wind, the benefits of automation for renewable installations, how solar farms can help boost biodiversity, the safety concerns involved...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 53 06 August, 2014 In this issue: How GE’s Alstom acquisition will affect the gas turbine market, the potential of open water heat pump technology, a wind turbine that floats 1,000ft above ground, the MIT’s...

July's top stories: Celtic Array scrapped, new biomass plant in Denmark 06 August, 2014 Centrica and DONG Energy have scrapped the Celtic Array offshore wind farm planned for the Irish Sea, while Abu Dhabi National Energy has reportedly withdrawn from a $1.6bn agreement to acquire...

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