New Features information at Power Technology New and updated information from Features listed on www.power-technology.com http://www.power-technology.com/ en-us http://www.power-technology.com/ New Features information at Power Technology http://www.power-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Renewable energy: are feed-in tariffs going out of style? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurerenewable-energy-are-feed-in-tariffs-going-out-of-style-5718419/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurerenewable-energy-are-feed-in-tariffs-going-out-of-style-5718419/ Feed-in tariffs have helped to initiate a surge of renewable energy growth in many markets, but there are signs that the stock of this important support mechanism is starting to fall. How and why are countries replacing feed-in tariffs, and is there … Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT Can green bonds help finance a clean energy revolution in China? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecan-green-bonds-help-finance-a-clean-energy-revolution-in-china-5711293/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecan-green-bonds-help-finance-a-clean-energy-revolution-in-china-5711293/ The People’s Bank of China has been lauded as a powerhouse of renewable project financing having sold the world’s largest green bond for $3.03bn earlier this year. Julian Turner investigates issues of transparency in this growth market and asks wheth… Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Operating a UK wide carbon capture project: can it be done? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureoperating-a-uk-wide-carbon-capture-project-can-it-be-done-5694477/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureoperating-a-uk-wide-carbon-capture-project-can-it-be-done-5694477/ Carbon capture and storage has long been mooted as a promising method of making coal-fired plants environmentally acceptable in the 21st century, but last year the British Government scrapped plans to invest £1bn in the nascent technology. Patrick Ki… Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Energy migration, starting with DONG http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureenergy-migration-starting-with-dong-5711010/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureenergy-migration-starting-with-dong-5711010/ The next decade could see a European energy scene transformed beyond recognition by offshore wind power, as companies such as DONG energy defect from fossil fuels. Nnamdi Anyadike investigates the potential. Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:33:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Issue 82 http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-issue-82-5709927/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-issue-82-5709927/ In this issue: China’s green bonds boost clean energy, the future of feed-in tariffs, Japan’s failed fast breeder reactor experiment, top projects for 2017, potentially affordable carbon capture, and more. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 11:12:00 GMT Scrapping Monju: the curtain falls on Japan’s experimental fast breeder reactor http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurescrapping-monju-the-curtain-falls-on-japans-experimental-fast-breeder-reactor-5708445/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurescrapping-monju-the-curtain-falls-on-japans-experimental-fast-breeder-reactor-5708445/ Japan has finally pulled the plug on Monju, an experimental fast breeder nuclear reactor that has been plagued by accidents, cover-ups and cost overruns. But why did Monju fail and is there still a future for fast breeder technology? Molly Lempriere … Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:43:00 GMT 2016: The year's biggest Power Technology stories http://www.power-technology.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-power-technology-stories-5706027/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/feature2016-the-years-biggest-power-technology-stories-5706027/ Dong Energy made a final investment decision to begin construction on Hornsea Project One offshore wind project in the UK and EDF signed a preliminary deal with Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) to build six European pressurised reactors (EPR) reac… Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cuba is open for business: but can its energy infrastructure withstand the pressure? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecuba-is-open-for-business-but-can-its-energy-infrastructure-withstand-the-pressure-5673541/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecuba-is-open-for-business-but-can-its-energy-infrastructure-withstand-the-pressure-5673541/ Cuba’s Government is looking to spur an energy revolution to refurbish much of its 100-year-old energy infrastructure, as well as ensure future energy security. Without considerable foreign investment, Cuba’s energy infrastructure could face serious … Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT 2017: a big year for progressive power projects http://www.power-technology.com/features/feature2017-a-big-year-for-progressive-power-projects-5696622/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/feature2017-a-big-year-for-progressive-power-projects-5696622/ From a large-scale wind power plant representing the single largest private investment in Kenya to date, to turning Chernobyl into a solar energy park, several incredible power projects are set to reach completion or milestones in 2017. Heidi Vella p… Wed, 14 Dec 2016 10:21:00 GMT Has an Anglo-Indian project finally cracked carbon capture? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurehas-an-anglo-indian-project-finally-cracked-carbon-capture-5695836/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurehas-an-anglo-indian-project-finally-cracked-carbon-capture-5695836/ Technology developed by carbon dioxide separation specialist Carbon Clean Solutions is being used at a 10MW coal plant in India, capturing 97% of its emissions at a fraction of the cost. Julian Turner talks to CEO Aniruddha Sharma about revolutionisi… Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT WaveRoller: new wave power device harnesses the surge http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurewaveroller-new-wave-power-device-harnesses-the-surge-5014198/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurewaveroller-new-wave-power-device-harnesses-the-surge-5014198/ A panel-shaped device called WaveRoller, inspired by the experiences of a professional deep-sea diver, could prove to be an efficient and robust source of wave-generated power. Rod James found out more from Christopher Ridgewell, CTO of Finnish techn… Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Operations & Maintenance Special Issue 12 http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-operations-maintenance-special-issue-12-5692050/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-operations-maintenance-special-issue-12-5692050/ In this issue: The most expensive nuclear accident in the US, UK energy co-operatives, underground electricity storage, new efforts to effective CCS, the biggest projects of the year, and more Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:18:00 GMT As our carparks turn electric, at what point should big oil begin to worry? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureas-our-carparks-turn-electric-at-what-point-should-big-oil-begin-to-worry-5691930/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureas-our-carparks-turn-electric-at-what-point-should-big-oil-begin-to-worry-5691930/ At this year’s World Energy Congress, Shell New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar told the audience that widespread electric vehicle use could spell the end for oil. The tipping point, he reckons, is 50 million electric cars – but would that really… Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:10:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Issue 81 http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-issue-81-5691862/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurefuture-power-technology-issue-81-5691862/ In this issue: The US sponsors India’s move into nuclear, the Dutch coal strategy, South Africa's booming wind power market, smart solar devices helping poor communities, COP22, how energy utility firms are losing out on customer service, and more. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:03:00 GMT November's top stories: Panda Patriot station commissioned and LS Power to buy portfolio http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-panda-patriot-station-commissioned-ls-power-to-buy-power-portfolio-5688006/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurenovembers-top-stories-panda-patriot-station-commissioned-ls-power-to-buy-power-portfolio-5688006/ Panda Power Funds has commissioned new 829MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle facility, LS Power Equity Advisors has entered into an agreement with TransCanada Corporation to acquire around 3,950MW of generation resources in Northeastern US. Power-te… Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT How the US is sponsoring India’s nuclear power revolution http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurehow-the-us-is-sponsoring-indias-nuclear-power-revolution-5674892/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurehow-the-us-is-sponsoring-indias-nuclear-power-revolution-5674892/ The US is sponsoring India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group at the same time as backing for nuclear power on US soil is waning. Julian Turner investigates manufacturing giant Westinghouse’s plans to construct six AP1000 nuclear power plants i… Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Putting customers first: how can energy companies provide better customer service? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureputting-customers-first-how-can-energy-companies-provide-better-customer-service-5674903/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featureputting-customers-first-how-can-energy-companies-provide-better-customer-service-5674903/ Citizens Advice’s latest energy complaints league table has noted the widest gap between the top and the bottom of the rankings when it comes to dealing with customer complaints, with the lowest-ranked company, Extra Energy, performing 80 times worse… Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Could depleted oil wells be the next step in energy storage? http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecould-depleted-oil-wells-be-the-next-step-in-energy-storage-5680002/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurecould-depleted-oil-wells-be-the-next-step-in-energy-storage-5680002/ Quidnet Energy is hoping to revolutionise energy storage with its underground pumped hydro concept, which uses abandoned oil and gas wells to store and release pressurised water, driving turbines and feeding electricity back into the grid. How does t… Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT South Africa’s wind industry blows hot http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuresouth-africas-wind-industry-blows-hot-5676322/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featuresouth-africas-wind-industry-blows-hot-5676322/ South Africa is one of the latest countries to embrace wind power, with over 3GW expected to be installed by 2020. This new wind investment hotspot seems to be throwing everything they have into wind, but can the country’s infrastructure cope? Molly … Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:42:00 GMT Power to the people: operating energy co-operatives in the UK http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurepower-to-the-people-operating-energy-co-operatives-in-the-uk-5674883/ http://www.power-technology.com/features/featurepower-to-the-people-operating-energy-co-operatives-in-the-uk-5674883/ A nationwide system of local energy companies and co-operatives seems ideal in theory, but what would it look like in practice and what barriers must be overcome to get there? Elly Earls investigates. Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:05:00 GMT