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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...
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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...

Record-breaking solar plane inspires cleantech development 06 August, 2014 by Heidi Vella A plane powered entirely by the sun is to embark on a 35,000km journey around the world in 2015. If successful, it will see the established boundaries of solar power stretched to an...

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scrapped the Celtic Array offshore wind farm planned for the Irish Sea, while Abu Dhabi National Energy has reportedly withdrawn from a $1.6bn agreement to acquire...

Demolition of power plant deepens humanitarian crisis in Gaza 31 July, 2014 by Adam Leach On the morning of 29 July, the main fuel tank at Gaza’s only power station burst into flames after it was attacked for the third time in two days. Already operating at reduced capacity, the...

Nuclear Rejuvenation: era of Octogenarian nuclear plants nears 23 July, 2014 by Adam Leach Dominion Resources in the US is investigating the possibility of extending the operating licenses of its six nuclear units in Virginia and Connecticut for another 20 years. The Nuclear...

GE steams into Europe as Alstom acquisition gets the go-ahead 21 July, 2014 by Adam Leach Ever since news first broke that US power giant GE was in talks to acquire the power generation division of French firm Alstom, the deal has been surrounded by controversy. From the threat...

The 10 biggest clean energy developments of 2013 17 July, 2014 The year 2013 witnessed some significant milestones in renewable power generation and transmission, inculding the opening of some of the world’s biggest wind, solar and bio-gasification...

Behind the US EPA’s ‘war on coal’ – Industry squares up for a fight 17 July, 2014 by Heidi Vella The US Environmental Protection Agency has been accused of ‘waging a war’ on coal after announcing proposals to reduce CO2 emitted by coal-fired power plants. Industry has called the...

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