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 still a place for them in the energy markets of the future?
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 whether capitalism can be used to fight climate change.
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 Kingsland finds out what lay behind this decision and asks whether a new parliamentary report led by Lord Oxburgh can revive the case for CSS in the UK.
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.
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.