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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....
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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...

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...

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...

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...

Future Power Technology: Issue 76 06 July, 2016 In this issue: Canada’s Trans Mountain oil sands extension, Fife windfarm threatened by birds, electric cars transform the Japanese grid, off-grid energy for rural areas, Australia’s...

June's top stories: Vattenfall to build €1bn wind farm and US to add 1.3GW storage capacity 06 July, 2016 Vattenfall is to construct a €1bn offshore windfarm Horns Rev III off the west coast of Denmark, US to add 1.3GW energy storage capacity over five years. Power-technology.com wraps up the...

Steama.co: smart energy management for rural Africa 04 July, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Steama.co is the market leader in technology for managing off-grid renewable energy networks in emerging markets, and it is helping utilities and customers communicate and link up in rural...

Lean and clean: why modern coal-fired power plants are better by design 22 June, 2016 by Julian Turner New coal-fired power plant design prioritises operational efficiency and emissions reduction. Julian Turner looks at lessons learned from China, pioneering technology in Denmark, Germany and...

Future Power Technology: Operations & Maintenance Special Issue 10 16 June, 2016 In this issue: Coal faces up to depleting water resources, Europe’s largest floating solar farm, solar jobs for US veterans, how the vehicle-to-grid energy system works, Grohnde nuclear...

Thirst for power: improving water efficiency in coal-fired power plants 15 June, 2016 by Julian Turner From China to India and South Africa, coal-fired power plants are being linked to water shortages and collectively consume enough water to meet the needs of one billion people worldwide. What...

Trans Mountain Oil Sands: new pipeline, same old problems? 14 June, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The National Energy Board of Canada has recommended that plans for the Trans Mountain oil sands pipeline go ahead, initiating protests from tribal and environmental groups. The plans could...

The dangers of maintaining nuclear waste in the UK 13 June, 2016 by Julian Turner The UK nuclear industry has failed to allay public fears over the safe and cost-effective disposal of radioactive waste from legacy power plants such as Bradwell and Oldbury. Julian Turner spoke...

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