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Energy innovations for rural communities showcased by Ashden Awards finalists
15 April, 2014 | by Heidi Vella
The International Ashden Awards champions some of the most interesting and life-changing sustainable energy projects created at a grass-roots level for local communities. As this year’s...
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Gas-fired – the five biggest natural gas power plants in the world 15 April, 2014 Japan hosts three of the world’s five biggest natural gas-fired power plants while the other two, including the biggest, are in Russia and Taiwan. Power-technology.com lists the world’s...

Germany’s power market: could coal reliance reign in this renewable powerhouse? 14 April, 2014 Germany has witnessed a surge in renewable technology ever since the decision in 2011 to do away with nuclear power. Critics however, doubt the country will be able to meet ambitious C02...

Iran nuclear sanction relief: bane or boon? 11 April, 2014 Iran’s enormous energy reserves could transform the country into a major economy, but for this to happen nuclear-non proliferation must be adhered to if international sanctions are to be...

Tidal giants - the world’s five biggest tidal power plants 11 April, 2014 The Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project in the UK and the MeyGen tidal array project in Scotland stand out among the few large-scale tidal power projects currently under...

March’s top stories: UK cuts tax on CO2, GDF Suez launches gas-fired CCGT plants 03 April, 2014 The UK announced a £7bn package in the 2014 budget to reduce energy costs for British manufacturers and households by 2019, and GDF Suez launched the Sohar 2 and Barka 3 gas-fired combined...

Energy storage in the UK: is the government doing enough? 03 April, 2014 by Heidi Vella The UK Government pledged to support the development of the energy storage sector in February, stating that the technology could be 'potentially revolutionary'. But is the government creating...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 49 02 April, 2014 In this issue: Protecting energy infrastructure from physical attacks, new ideas for energy storage, the nuclear plant monitoring drone, a new research partnership tackles the UK’s nuclear...

Power from waste - the world’s biggest biomass power plants 01 April, 2014 Biomass power is poised to occupy a significant share in the global renewable energy mix, as new technologies reach commercial deployment and some coal- fired plants, such as Drax power station...

Endless energy? Fusion science is one step closer to building a star on earth 01 April, 2014 by Adam Leach Scientists in California have reached an important milestone in nuclear fusion research; generating more energy from a fusion reaction than transferred to the nuclear fuel. The holy grail...

Plugging the gaps: Areva and Schneider Electric look to empower islands 27 March, 2014 by Adam Leach AREVA and Schneider Electric have entered into a strategic partnership to develop energy management and storage solutions based on hydrogen fuel cell technology. We look at the technology at...

Six of the most promising new green power technologies 20 March, 2014 From concentrated solar power to floating wind turbines and from printable organic solar cells to biomass gasification, power-technology.com picks six of the most promising new green...

Going it alone – can Ukraine become energy-independent from Russia? 18 March, 2014 by Heidi Vella Sunday’s referendum in Crimea has further exasperated tensions between Russia and Ukraine, increasing the possibility Russia will use its stronghold over Ukraine’s gas supply as a political...

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