All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Nuclear power – good for biodiversity?

    In December 2014, an open letter signed by 75 leading conservation scientists called for the environmental community to accept nuclear…
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    27 May
  2. Spotlight on South Korea – energy security through diversity

    South Korea is forced to import 97% of its primary energy demand due to minimal natural energy reserves and a…
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    8 Jun
  3. Innovation software celebrated at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure 2013

    The media and representatives from all areas of the infrastructure industry have gathered in London this week for US-based software…
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    29 Oct
  4. In-pipe power – developing hydropower from urban water-systems

    In every Western urban city, gallons of high pressure water relentlessly shoots and flows around a hidden labyrinth of water…
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    9 Apr
  5. The Grand Renaissance Dam – Ethiopia’s greatest risk

    These people live near Lake Turkana, Kenya. Ethiopian dams could dry up the lake In April 2011 Ethiopia unveiled its…
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    24 Feb
  6. Wind turbine bases: letting concrete and gravity do the work

    SeaBreeze is a concrete gravity base, which has been developed over ten years, that utilises both gravity and buoyancy As…
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    15 Jan
  7. Video feature: floating solar power takes to the seas – SUNDy and Hydrélio

    SUNDy combines as many as 4,200 thin-film 560W solar panels It’s fair to say the solar power industry has kicked…
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    6 Jan
  8. Marine-life and offshore energy – can new technology help the two coexist?

    With little scope for solar power in the UK, there is no doubt that much of the country’s renewable energy…
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    7 Oct
  9. Extracting liquid fuel from air – pipe dream or the future of renewable energy?

    Turning air and sunshine into affordable renewable fuel sounds like an improbable and costly idea. Not according to researchers at…
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    19 Sep
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