All articles by Molly Lempriere

Molly Lempriere

Natural Power secures grant to improve windfarm efficiency

Nature Power, a consultancy specialising in green power has received funding of $124,798.50 (£100,000) from Innovative UK to help the company develop its pilot project.

Carbon-free 2050: read this and more in the new Future Power

In this issue: we look at what needs to change for the UK to hit it’s 2050 carbon-free goals, how to make hydrocarbons using solar power and water, the benefits of open source data, and more.

Co-owning wind farms: read this and more in the new Future Power

In this issue: we look at the best countries for renewables investment, how to choose a new hydropower site, the technologies seeking to protect birds from wind turbines, and more.

Dams be damned: read this and more in the new Future Power

In this issue: going 100% renewable, the last coal power stations left in the UK, filling the energy skills gap, and more.

Nuclear renationalisation: the debate

As EDF and the French Government consider the possibility of renationalising the firm’s nuclear business to shelter its capital-intensive operations from the pressures of the market, what would be the benefits and drawbacks of renationalising nuclear power in France or elsewhere? Our editors put forward the case for and against.

Using Ghana’s cocoa husks for power: read this and more in the new issue of Future Power

In this issue: whether the US should support Saudi Arabia’s development of nuclear power, a look at the UK’s wind sector, why capital is deserting coal, and more.

The winds of change blow for Japan’s energy mix

Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Japan has struggled as many of its nuclear power plants remain off the grid, forcing the country to turn to expensive foreign gas imports. A new report however by Wood Mackenzie highlights the potential wind power has for transforming the Japanese energy mix. Could a great leap see Japan become a wind powerhouse?

Mapping progress as EU states work towards 2020 energy targets

Eleven of the 28 EU states reached their renewable energy targets for 2020 in 2017, according to a report by the EU statistical office Eurostat. So far so good, but what of the others? We map the progress achieved by EU states so far.

In focus: a change in the wind for Swansea Tidal

After being rejected by the Conservative government for being too costly, plans to build a massive tidal lagoon in Swansea, Wales, have been resurrected and this time no government funding is required. Tidal Lagoon Power believes the money can be raised from companies who will benefit from the power and claims it can get it done within six years. We catch up with one of the most ambitious tidal energy schemes in the world.

Cornwall’s geothermal potential: read this and more in the new Future Power

In this issue: we look at which EU states are set to meet their 2020 targets, the worlds largest offshore windfarm, the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, and more.