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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...
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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...

Lighter and cleaner: could lithium-sulfur batteries be the next big thing? 09 June, 2016 by Taylor Heyman Batteries using sulfur could be part of the answer to decarbonising our energy production and storage. How far are we from seeing lithium-sulfur batteries in every day...

Grohnde: the world’s most productive nuclear power plant 09 June, 2016 by Julian Turner Grohnde nuclear power station in Lower Saxony, Germany, is the most productive power plants of its size anywhere in the world since it came online in the...

The Canadian start-ups pushing for a nuclear revival 08 June, 2016 by Taylor Heyman In Canada, nuclear power accounts for around 15% of supply in an energy mix dominated by hydropower. No new nuclear plants have been built in 20 years, yet a broad range of small companies...

Sunshine on the water: floating solar arrays gather steam 07 June, 2016 The recently completed Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near London is Europe’s largest floating solar array, but rapidly growing interest in water-borne solar projects means it won’t be for long....

May's top stories: Construction begins on Beatrice windfarm and Total to acquire Saft 07 June, 2016 SSE has given approval for construction to begin on the £2.6bn Beatrice offshore windfarm in Outer Moray Firth, Total has offered to buy French battery maker Saft for $1.08bn....

Modelling the future: how to build safer nuclear reactors 06 June, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson Research institutes across the world have started to explore new materials for nuclear fuel, which could reduce the amount of accidents that can occur in current light water reactors (LWRs)....

Future Power Technology: Issue 75 02 June, 2016 In this issue: Bill Gates anticipates an energy miracle, the US exports LNG, transparent solar cells, building tiny technology, the buses driving battery development, POWER-GEN Europe and...

Will France overtake the UK as Europe’s tidal power leader? 02 June, 2016 by Heidi Vella France is fast keeping up with its biggest competitor in tidal power – the UK – with one of the world’s first grid-connected tidal turbine arrays expected to happen this summer offshore of...

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