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October 7, 2021updated 05 Nov 2021 12:18pm

Tides of change: New issue of Future Power Technology out now

By JP Casey

From ambitious tidal power projects that look to take advantage of its miles of coastline, to reforms to the Scottish offshore wind sector aiming to decarbonise the oil and gas industry, the UK could finally be making good on its renewable potential.

Across the channel, we speak to WindEurope’s Viktoriya Kerelska, to ask how the EU could use wind power to meet its “fit for 55” renewable goals, and assess the fallout from a court ruling that determined Germany’s energy regulator has not been sufficiently independent. With climate change targets looming ever closer, time is running out for governments and regulators to incorporate renewables more coherently into their energy mixes.

Finally, solar and nuclear power come under the spotlight, two energy sources that could make or break the world’s climate goals. While the former embraces large-scale developments, and the latter looks to innovation to accelerate its development, we ask if either industry can meet the challenges associated with such ambitious moves.

Whether you are on a desktop, tablet or smartphone, you can read the magazine for free online, and join the conversation on Twitter.


In this issue


The evolving nature of the nuclear industry

The nuclear energy sector does not shy away from innovation, and is embracing new reactor designs and robotic tech to boost its safety and efficiency. Yoana Cholteeva investigates these new developments.

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Large-scale solar: sun shines on the sector at last

As technology costs continue to plummet, governments are setting their sights on ramping up large-scale solar, leading many to believe the industry is finally reaching a tipping point. But experts say challenges remain. Heidi Vella investigates.

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Law and disorder: the impacts of a court ruling on Germany’s energy regulator

The EU Court of Justice has called out Germany’s energy regulator for a lack of independence and impartiality, and for failing to offer the same energy infrastructure services to customers within and outside the EU. Scarlett Evans asks whether the case could set something of a precedent for future energy infrastructure management.

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The state of UK tidal energy

Despite tidal’s growing popularity across the world, the UK Government is still hesitant in its support for the renewable source. With the UK responsible for generating 50% of Europe’s tidal energy capacity, Yoana Cholteeva asks why the hesitancy?

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Europe’s winds of climate change

As large swathes of Europe burn or sink under feet of water, the pressure on government and industries to cut their carbon emissions mounts. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with WindEurope’s Viktoriya Kerelska about how wind can be a significant tool in the fight against climate change if barriers such as sluggish permitting approvals can be overcome.

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Sky-high potential: inside Scotland’s floating offshore wind projects

JP Casey investigates Scottish plans to lease parts of its seabed to offshore wind developers, to help decarbonise its oil and gas industry.

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Next issue: untried technology, untested challenges

The power industry is often at the forefront of new and emerging technologies, and with pressures such as the growing climate crisis, the sector is more willing than ever to embrace innovation.

Next issue, we look at some of these new developments, see how far they have already been embedded into the world’s power infrastructure, and ask what obstacles remain to their wider adoption as companies and governments alike look to update their operations.

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