New Features information at Power Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Power Technology Building smart grids in the UK: Brexit clouds the bigger picture The UK Government hopes that smart grids will pave the way towards a renewable energy future. But is it prepared to level the playing field with fossil fuels, and could Brexit throw a spanner in the works? Nnamdi Anyadike investigates. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Asia takes the lead on nuclear development A new World Nuclear Association report has emphasised the strength of nuclear innovation and development in Asia. In 2015, nine of the ten reactors that came online were in East Asia, and there are already dozens more in the works. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT On target: the New Development Bank and BRICS renewable goals Set up by the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the New Development Bank provides energy investment targets for some of the biggest energy consumers on the planet. But are these targets proving successful in encou… Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Power linking India: the high voltage power set to span the country ABB and POWERGRID are building one of the longest power links in India, which will bring reliable power to 80 million people. But in a country struggling to modernise its energy sector, cut emissions, and bring electricity to a quarter of its populat… Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT 3D printing is changing manufacturing at Siemens as turbine blades prove a success Siemens have 3D printed a gas turbine blade, and successfully load tested it at demanding speeds and temperatures. It’s a big step forward for the use of Additive Manufacturing in the energy sector, but will it usher in more commonplace 3D printing? Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:40:00 GMT The UK’s 2025 coal phase-out: pipe dream or a realistic road to renewables? 2016’s surge in renewables will be welcomed by the government, but is it sufficient to meet the 2025 phase-out deadline? Nnamdi Anyadike investigates. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Carbon Capture: is the challenge commercial not technical? There was a lot of positivity at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transports conference on carbon capture and storage (CCS) held on February 9th in London. Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:10:00 GMT Does South Africa need nuclear energy? Greenpeace and Nuclear Africa go head to head State energy company Eskom and President Jacob Zuma argue that new nuclear capacity is needed in South Africa, while environmental activists favour the expansion of renewables such as wind and solar. Julian Turner talks to Nuclear Africa CEO Kelvin K… Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT January's top stories: Longroad Energy's solar acquisition and China's renewables investment Longroad Energy acquired a 3GW solar development portfolio in the US from 7X Energy and China is planning to invest CNY2.5 trillion ($361bn) in the renewable energy sector by 2020. wraps up the key headlines from January, 2017. Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Issue 83 In this issue: DONG Energy quits oil & gas business, Ecotricity’s attempts to crack biomass, South Africa’s nuclear debate, a polymer that could solve supercapacitor tech, the UK’s 2025 deadline on coal, cheap offshore wind, and more. Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:40:00 GMT Tracking Europe’s surge of cheap offshore wind power The price of offshore wind has reached a new low watermark, with Vattenfall’s winning bid for the Kriegers Flak wind farm set at just €49.90 per MWh. This is good news to many, but even in a wind market as mature as Europe’s, could the rapid plummeti… Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2016: a good year for renewable energy projects This year was a great time for renewable energy projects, with landmark projects in CCS and tidal, among many other areas. Rod James takes a look back at some of the best. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT Renewable energy: are feed-in tariffs going out of style? 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? 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 Grass to gas: could Ecotricity crack the biomass puzzle? Ecotricity has released a report detailing its plans to construct green gasmills that will use grass grown on marginal farmland to provide gas to the grid. But will this new form of biomass be able to live up to the clean energy company’s ambitious p… Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:47:00 GMT Electric vehicles: putting the ‘super’ in supercapacitor Augmented Optics and the University of Surrey have announced a scientific material breakthrough that could have colossal effects on the electric vehicle industry, among others. The development of an electronically conductive polymer could solve many … Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:27:00 GMT Operating a UK wide carbon capture project: can it be done? 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 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 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 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