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Fighting fossil fuels: divestment movement continues to grow
27 March, 2015
In 2012, a new campaign was formed in the US to spearhead the movement to divest in fossil fuels. Fossil Free, a project of 350.org, has since grown exponentially, claiming last year...
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Brits abroad – finding cleantech investment in Silicon Valley 24 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella Breaking foreign markets and securing foreign finance is vital for many UK-based cleantech start-ups, but how should such companies go about selling their products overseas? We find out...

UK election 2015: all quiet on the energy front? 18 March, 2015 by Chris Lo The upcoming UK general election promises to be the most unpredictable in decades, but how could it affect Britain's energy future? Labour's energy price freeze has sparked debate, but...

Power surge: developing the next generation of nuclear batteries 17 March, 2015 Researchers in the US are using pioneering technology to create long-lasting, more efficient nuclear batteries. We talk to Patrick J Pinhero, Alan K Wertsching and Jae Wan Kwon of the University...

The Psychology of the Smart Grid 12 March, 2015 by Adam Leach Researcher Alexa Spence has spent years looking at the psychological issues around recent advances in energy technology, from uncovering the value of the 'freeloading' flatmate in reducing...

Meltdown – can US nuclear compete with shale gas and subsidised renewables? 10 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella The US nuclear industry is struggling to survive in tough US electricity markets flooded with cheap natural gas and subsidised renewables. Industry insiders say action must be taken now to...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 60 05 March, 2015 In this issue: Innovative energy ideas bringing electricity to communities off the grid, the future of the US nuclear industry in an era of cheap gas, progress in wireless charging, insights...

Is it possible to provide energy access for all and avoid climate change? Yes… 04 March, 2015 by Heidi Vella Expanding household electricity access in developing countries will not significantly increase carbon emissions, according to a study from the Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Study...

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....

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...

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