• Biofuels or Bust?

    Rising costs and agricultural issues suggest that biofuels as they are now could do more harm than good. Mitch Beedie looks at the way governments must regulate the industry and...

  • The Big Biofuels Debate

    Once seen as an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, biofuels are now causing global concern. Dr Gareth Evans examines their potential impact on food and water resources worldwide and whether...

  • Rebuilding Iraq

    Iraq is on the road to recovery, with infrastructure development tenders under discussion. Al Elliott reports on the current picture of events in Iraq's embattled power industry.

  • Will Utilities Smarten Up?

    Customers demand financial benefits while the onus is on power companies to improve their environmental record. Mitch Beedie investigates whether smart grids will make a difference, or if existing systems...

  • UK’s Bid to Cut Carbon

    The UK Government is gearing up to launch a new carbon trading credits scheme in line with EU climate change policy. Power Technology caught up with the Minister for the...

  • Significance of the Substation

    The substation is often considered to be one of the less exciting parts of an electricity network. However, as Mitch Beedie explains, that does not mean its contribution to driving...

  • Future Debate: What to Expect from Power-Gen 2008

    The power industry is gearing up for one its biggest calendar events for 2008 – Power-Gen Europe in Milan. Power Technology tracked down Nigel Blackaby, international conference director at Pennwell...

  • The Growth of a Powerful Empire

    As both its economy and population count continue to grow, Saudi Arabia is investing heavily in infrastructure. Dr Gareth M Evans looks at the Kingdom's proposals for new power schemes.

  • Beneficial Billing Systems

    Mitch Beedie looks at how a capable billing and customer management system can improve business for utility companies.

  • South Africa’s Power Crisis: the Final Score

    Earlier this year South Africa was plunged into darkness as power outages led to an emergency situation. Paul French examines the effect of the country's power crisis on important industries...


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