All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Inside London’s very own carbon capture (test) plant

    Inside the sprawling central London Imperial College campus is the last place any one would expect to find a fully…
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    15 Aug
  2. Undue influence: the significance of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

    The first pouring of concrete for Unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant took place in April as Turkish…
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    16 Jul
  3. Is onshore wind set for a comeback in the UK?

    “Enough is enough” said former UK Prime Minister David Cameron about onshore wind in 2014, citing poor public opinion of…
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    3 Jul
  4. Digital operations: is collaboration the key to agility?

    “Every customer I speak to, literally, the conversation veers to how to use big data and digital to improve the…
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    14 May
  5. Managing nuclear waste in France: the long and short game

    “The French policy is that we should not leave the burden of our [nuclear] waste to future generations: that means…
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    2 May
  6. New coal-fired power in Australia: a case of politics before practicality?

    A few weeks prior to polling day in Queensland in November 2017, the opposition party accused the incumbent Labor Government of purposely…
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    27 Feb
  7. New coal-fired power in Australia: a case of politics before practicality?

    A few weeks prior to polling day in Queensland in November 2017, the opposition party accused the incumbent Labor Government of purposely…
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    13 Feb
  8. High or low: which of IAEA’s future nuclear capacity scenarios is most realistic?

    Presently, there are 447 operational nuclear power reactors in 30 countries, and a further 60 are under construction in 15…
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    10 Jan
  9. Turbine wars: GE-Vestas lawsuit highlights intense competition

    In August, GE actioned a lawsuit against Vestas Wind Systems, claiming Vestas has been using GE technology to protect its turbines…
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    18 Dec
  10. Ghana’s Future Energy Leaders: engaging today’s youth to tackle tomorrow’s problems

    Despite being one of the most stable countries in West Africa for nearly a decade, Ghana has experienced a deep…
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    12 Dec