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China is leading the renewables race – and is way out in front
11 January, 2018
The acceleration of renewables expansion worldwide has surprised even...
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The creation of the world’s largest power company 11 January, 2018 The merger of Shenhua Group and China Guodian Corp, a combination that was largely unexpected, has created the world’s biggest power group.

Solar PV has its day in the sun 11 January, 2018 The IEA’s latest 5-year forecasts indicate that almost 165 GW of renewables generation capacity came on line in 2016, largely as a result of booming solar PV deployment around the...

How to make nuclear power affordable 11 January, 2018 The much vaunted “nuclear renaissance” has not worked out as planned, with projects running many years behind schedule and hugely over budget. A major concern about nuclear power used...

Does Nikola Tesla hold the key to EU entry? 11 January, 2018 Installation of an FGD system on four units of the 1720 MW Nikola Tesla A lignite firing plant represents an early stage in Serbia’s attempt to clean up its act in support of...

Removing Asia’s market forces blinkers 11 January, 2018 Asia has largely eschewed deregulation, privatisation and market competition, preferring instead the perceived security of centralised markets that are either directly or...

LCP BREF challenges and opportunities, the view from Wroclaw 11 January, 2018 Dr Lesley Sloss of the IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK, provides an update from the ExPPERTS conference on emissions reduction, Wroclaw, Poland, 6-7 September 2017. A key focus was...

EC’s “550 EPS” rule will be counterproductive, says Eurelectric-commissioned study 11 January, 2018 Applying the 550 g CO2 per kWh emissions performance standard (550 EPS) rule proposed by the European Commission as part of the Clean Energy Package may have significant...

Rare radial rejuvenated 11 January, 2018 Fixing a vibration problem in a veteran steam turbine at an eastern Canadian pulp manufacturing plant became more interesting when the turbine proved to be of a design type rarely...

A Canadian icon gets a new lease of life 11 January, 2018 SNC-Lavalin has won a series of contracts, worth $73 million in total, to carry out reactor component design and replacement, and related O&M work, at the iconic eight-unit Bruce...

CFB and biomass, a winning combination 11 January, 2018 The circulating fluidised bed boiler has a number of significant advantages in biomass applications, not least its high degree of fuel flexibility, ability to make use of locally...

Testing time for FlameSheetTM 02 November, 2017 James Varley reports from DLR (German Aerospace Centre), Cologne, where PSM’s FlameSheetTM combustor technology recently completed a test campaign at full scale on a high pressure rig.

Putting large turbines on firmer foundations 02 November, 2017 One of the most effective ways to reduce offshore wind costs is the development of foundations that are easier to install, and a number of innovative foundation concepts, both...


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