Analysis

  • The world’s biggest power companies in 2018

    China’s state-owned electric utility State Grid, with revenue of $315bn, is by far the world’s biggest power company. Out of the remaining nine biggest companies engaged in the power business,...

  • On track: clean energy in the US fights on

    The Trump administration’s demands for deep cuts to clean energy investment have not been met in the US Government’s new omnibus spending package. What might be possible with this boosted...

  • Energy development: free market purists vs the state

    Governments commonly provide subsidies or other support mechanisms for energy development to align the market with strategic goals, especially with regards to decarbonisation. But some argue that state intervention is...

  • Waste to hydrogen: Powerhouse Energy at the WWERS

    Powerhouse Energy is using distributed modular gasification to convert end-of-life plastics into hydrogen and electricity. We sat down with CEO Keith Allaun to discuss getting into the energy industry, hydrogen...

  • Future Power Technology – Issue 99

    In this issue: ABB’s remote digital operations centre, alternatives to lithium in batteries, smart grids, blockchain, GE’s new supersized turbine, US investments in renewables, cleaner gas power, and more.

  • May’s top news stories

    Risen Energy began building Yarranlea solar farm project in Australia, Southern Company revealed plans to sell Florida assets to NextEra Energy for $6.4bn, Conti Solar started a construction of a...

  • Are sodium-ion batteries worth their salt?

    The lithium-ion battery is synonymous with the green energy revolution, but the spiralling cost of lithium is driving research into high-efficiency, low-cost alternatives. Julian Turner talks to Min Ah Lee,...