Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Fukushima’s LNG Legacy: how a return to nuclear could damage global gas markets

    The LNG market’s biggest buyer, Japan, restarted its nuclear programme in August with utility Kyushu Electric Power turning on a…
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    26 Nov
  2. A little goes a long-way: how small-scale sustainable energy is transforming lives

    "You cannot solve climate change without an energy revolution," Kandeh Yumkella, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General, told a packed audience at…
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    20 Jul
  3. Working in wind power: a day in the life of an environmental scientist

    Supply of renewable electricity to the UK grid is breaking records. In the last quarter (Jan-March 2015) renewable electricity provided…
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    8 Jul
  4. A ‘farmers market’ for energy: new portal hopes to increase transparency

    Founded in 2013, cleantech startup Open Utility announced this March that it intends to run a pilot of its first-ever…
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    5 Jul
  5. Which nation will be first to help India meet its nuclear energy ambitions?

    As the second most populous country in the world, India faces a growing and pressing need to secure new stable…
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    21 Jun
  6. Conservative election victory: what next for UK energy?

    On Friday the UK Conservative party defied polls to win a general election that was largely predicted to result in…
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    11 May
  7. Powering Pakistan – the case for and against UCG in the Thar Desert

    Pakistan is in the midst of an energy crisis with some parts of the country experiencing energy shortages for up…
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    15 Apr
  8. Ageing nuclear plants – are they safe by today’s standards?

    Since the 2010 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster, which resulted in the meltdown of three of the plants’ reactors,…
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    12 Apr
  9. Brits abroad – finding cleantech investment in Silicon Valley

    On 17 January, 16 hand-picked UK-based cleantech start-ups hit San Francisco – home to the densest concentration of cleantech investors…
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    23 Mar
  10. Meltdown – can US nuclear compete with shale gas and subsidised renewables?

    The US nuclear industry has seen five reactors shut down in two years; most recently, Entergy Nuclear’s Vermont Yankee power…
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    9 Mar
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