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Europe’s long road to the single energy market
22 September, 2016 | by Chris Lo
The EU is working steadily towards its long-term vision of a single internal European energy market. But an array of obstacles remains before the potential of integrated markets can truly...
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US hydropower: the potential for converting non-powered dams 20 September, 2016 Could the US be doing more to tap hydroelectric energy with its existing dam infrastructure? The US Department of Energy estimated in 2012 that fitting the country's non-powered dams (NPDs)...

Can a 70s-era nuclear plant work for the 21st century? 15 September, 2016 by Chris Lo The prospect of extending nuclear plant licences to 80 years has stimulated the vigorous debate over the safety credentials of ageing nuclear facilities. Can nuclear stations designed in the...

SunShot: standardising solar across the US 13 September, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson The US Department of Energy recently launched the SunShot Orange Button initiative, a plan to simplify and standardise data across solar projects while also improving quality and...

August's top stories: Report UK offshore wind can create jobs, Dong wins UK approval for Hornsea 08 September, 2016 by Srivari Aishwarya The UK offshore wind industry can open new job opportunities in east coast ports and strengthen the country’s economy, states BVG Associates' report, the UK Government has given approval to a...

Future Power Technology: Issue 78 07 September, 2016 In this issue: Opening the floodgates on hydroelectric dams in the US, going green in the Galapagos, why Germany’s halting its renewable subsidies, questioning the need for a European single...

SELCE: a model of community energy 07 September, 2016 South East London Community Energy is a not-for-profit enterprise that uses community share offers to address fuel poverty and renewables development. Thanks to only just making the window...

Germany’s Energiewende: a renewable revolution on the ropes 05 September, 2016 Germany’s once vaunted renewable energy strategy looks to be running out of steam and threats to this EU renewable energy flagship could be compounded as EU-US TTIP trade talks step up a...

How a new algorithm could revolutionise power grid protection 01 September, 2016 by Julian Turner Researchers at Binghamton University in New York have developed what they say is the best tool for the remote detection and location of power grid faults. Julian Turner talks to associate...

Galapagos: fragile archipelago switches petrol for renewables 31 August, 2016 by Heidi Vella In 2007, the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) led a project to bring renewable energy to the San Cristóbal Island of the Galapagos archipelago, successfully replacing 30% of...

Iceland CCS: Transforming emissions into limestone 22 August, 2016 by Lindsay Dodgson A project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks by transforming captured and dissolved CO2 into limestone. The researchers think this could be the...

Prepping power grids for the electric vehicle revolution 18 August, 2016 by Chris Lo The growth of electric vehicles could put a peak demand strain on unprepared power grids, but also offers opportunities to stabilise energy networks and prop up the utility industry as the...

Grid Assurance: a new alliance to protect the US transmission system 10 August, 2016 by Julian Turner Six US energy giants have allied to establish a new company to maintain a national inventory of grid equipment so that vital transmission systems damaged by attacks or natural disasters can...

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