Julian Turner

Julian Turner is a regular feature contributor to NRI Digital's websites, covering renewable energy and growth within power markets, offshore oil drilling, and the market for new and sustainable hydrocarbons, as well as reporting on the aerospace, defence, transport and packaging industries.Julian began his career as a feature writer at IPC Media, before joining the BBC as a staff news and feature writer for the corporation's commercial web operation. In 2003, he joined News International as a sub-editor working across eight national newspaper and magazine titles, at the same time contributing features in a freelance capacity to various national publications.Julian was senior TV editor at Global Listings, a television specialist media company, before joining Progressive Digital Media in 2011 as chief sub-editor. He currently works as a sub-editor and feature writer across Global Trade Media's portfolio of international B2B titles, and contributes blogs to The New Statesman.

All articles by Julian Turner

  1. Power games: switching consumers on to demand side response

    In 1990, the UK electricity network was privatised, allowing households to choose suppliers. Nearly three decades later, the impact of…
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    13 Sep
  2. Excess energy: is surplus solar and wind power a good source of hydrogen?

    Of all the energy challenges facing Western industrialised nations, what to do with surplus power generated by renewable sources such…
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    24 Jul
  3. Bright SPARC: can MIT scientists make fusion power a reality?

    Deep within the hallowed halls of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) an energy revolution is taking place. After decades of…
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    17 Jul
  4. Why drought could limit hydropower’s role in the energy mix

    For those fortunate enough to live in developed Western societies where access to power is taken for granted, the idea…
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    25 Jun
  5. Are sodium-ion batteries worth their salt?

    Starting in 2015, prices for lithium almost tripled to more than $20,000 a tonne in just ten months. The metal…
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    21 May
  6. GridBeyond CEO Michael Phelan on the T-4 capacity auction

    From the Taoist philosophy of yin yang to the elusive work/life equilibrium craved by stressed out Westerners, we are taught…
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    5 Apr
  7. Li Shuo of Greenpeace East Asia discusses China’s carbon trading scheme

    In 2014, the Chinese Government declared war on the chronic pollution that was literally choking the nation’s primary industrial cities….
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    26 Mar
  8. Purchasing power: selling renewable energy direct to customers using PPAs

    European offshore wind operators face a dilemma. With the price of the power they produce falling and the energy market…
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    20 Feb
  9. The energy industry outlook, from 2017 to 2018

    2018 is set to be a year characterised by innovation and disruptive technology across the major energy sectors, from fossil…
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    17 Jan
  10. Building resilient US grids after Maria, Harvey and Irma

    In her 2007 bestseller The Shock Doctrine, activist Naomi Klein chronicles the rise of what she terms ‘disaster capitalism’, whereby…
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    16 Jan