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. Public enemy – how can UK energy companies improve customer service?

    The big energy providers in the UK have overtaken banks as the corporate Public Enemy No 1. Do a quick…
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    16 Mar
  2. Under threat: protecting substations and power lines from attack

    Last April, just after 12am on a still spring night in a remote location in San Jose, California, an unknown…
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    10 Mar
  3. A day in the life of an offshore wind farm site manager

    Wind energy is a growth industry which, according to the Global Wind Energy Outlook 2012, is expected to triple in…
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    2 Feb
  4. Wired microbes – mini power plants convert sewage into energy

    Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology, which produces electricity from bacteria found in wastewater and sewage, was first demonstrated in the…
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    29 Jan
  5. Nuclear occupational safety: the war on complacency

    Nuclear power stations are home to considerable amounts of radioactive materials, yet the most common hazards confronting plant personnel aren’t…
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    28 Jan
  6. Urine-tricity – golden power from human waste

    Could electricity made from urine be the answer to both the sanitation and the power needs of some of the…
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    13 Jan
  7. Using 3D simulation to accelerate Kusile power plant development

    It typically takes ten years to build a coal-fired power station, but South African state utility Eskom made a bid…
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    9 Jan
  8. Hinkley Point C nuclear plant: a good deal for the UK?

    After nearly a decade in the making, the UK announced last year that it will build its first nuclear power…
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    5 Jan
  9. Q&A Dr Arunas Molis: Nato’s new Energy Security Centre of Excellence

    Upon opening Nato’s new Centre of Excellence on Energy Security lasr year, secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said: "Cyber attacks against…
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    12 Dec
  10. The power potential of algae

    Algae-fuel is fast becoming a viable green power production solution and alternative to finite fuel sources such as crude oil,…
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    8 Dec
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