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Powering Pakistan – the case for and against UCG in the Thar Desert
16 April, 2015 | by Heidi Vella
Plans for underground coal gasification (UCG) in the Thar Desert of Pakistan – a region prone to drought and famine – have drawn fierce criticism from experts and NGOs. Critics say UCG...
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Ageing nuclear plants – are they safe by today’s standards? 13 April, 2015 by Heidi Vella Last year the Swiss nuclear regulator requested that the Convention on Nuclear Safety mandate that the safety of existing nuclear power plants should be in line with standards for new nuclear...

March's top stories: China plans space power station, E.ON to shut German plants 07 April, 2015 by Shalini M P Nair China intends to develop a solar power station in space as part of its efforts to cut down greenhouse gases and tackle energy shortage, and E.ON plans to take two of its gas-fired power plants...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 61 01 April, 2015 In this issue: Establishing North America’s first offshore freshwater project, one step closer to artificial photosynthesis, issues topping the agenda in the UK election, underground...

Fuelling solar power through photosynthesis 31 March, 2015 by Adam Leach Scientists working on an international collaboration to mimic the process of photosynthesis have reached a significant milestone in the quest to develop an efficient and abundant alternative...

Sinfonia: energising the European smart city 31 March, 2015 by Gary Peters The EU-funded Sinfonia smart cities project aims to retrofit more than 100,000m2 of living space in two pioneer districts, optimising technologies for electricity grids and district heating...

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...

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...

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