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Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 64 | July 2015

Echoing the view of the previous Indian Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes nuclear power is part of the solution to the country’s need for stable and affordable energy supply, but can he succeed where his predecessor failed? We ask how Modi hopes to achieve India’s ambitious nuclear targets.

Russia, meanwhile, has been very busy exporting nuclear technology and services and signing deals with a number of countries. At a time when global demand is tipped to rise, we explore how Russia is emerging as a titan in this sector.

We also find out if new digital technologies could help unlock the potential of ocean power, ask how cities plan to achieve their 100% green energy goals, look into new research harnessing ‘invisible energy’ to increase solar efficiency, and speak to members of POWER-GEN Europe’s advisory board about the role of gas and coal-fired plants in Europe’s future energy landscape.

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In this issue

Harnessing Hidden Potential
Could solar panels be built to harness the energy contained in the invisible part of the light spectrum? Adam Leach speaks to researchers from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh about exciting opportunities in improving efficiency.
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Turning to the Tide
While wave energy represents a huge source of renewable energy, it has yet to make the impact of wind and solar power generation. Abi Millar asks whether new digital technologies could help change this by unlocking the potential of oceans.
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Give it 100%
In April, the city of Vancouver committed to run on 100% renewable energy, following other cities and towns that have made similar pledges. Gary Peters finds out which methodologies are being introduced in the global efforts to achieve 100% green energy.
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Modi on a Mission
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a mission to ramp up the country’s nuclear energy capacity, can he succeed where his predecessor failed? Heidi Vella-Starr investigates.
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Rise of the Nuclear Giant
Sixty-one years after building the world’s first nuclear power plant, Russia is once again at the forefront of atomic energy. Dr Gareth Evans finds out how the country is shaping up to be the new titan in world nuclear technology.
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Reshaping the Energy Landscape
Europe’s energy landscape is in a state of transition and nowhere is it being felt more than in the fossil fuel sector. Members of POWER-GEN Europe’s advisory board consider the role that gas and coal-fired plants will have in Europe’s future energy landscape
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With a referendum on UK participation in the EU drawing nearer, we find out what a potential UK exit could mean for the much vaunted single European electricity market and current decarbonisation targets. We also look into China’s ambitions in nuclear technology and find out how start-up Transatomic Power is progressing in its work to commercialise a molten salt reactor.

Moreover, we investigate concerns voiced by bankers that investments into fossil fuel projects may become stranded assets, find out how the integration of new technologies is changing the model of how consumers use energy, and take a look at the winners of this year’s Ashden Awards.

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