Energy

Storing hydrogen in salt caverns and converting it into a power source could help meet the UK’s future peak energy and load-following demands

Hydrogen stored in salt caverns could be converted into flexible power source

22 May 2015

Storing hydrogen in salt caverns and converting it into a power source could help meet the UK’s future peak energy and load-following demands. 

Vortex Bladeless is proposing a new way of harnessing energy from wind

Spanish firm proposes bladeless "wind turbine" Video

21 May 2015

This week’s video comes courtesy of Vortex Bladeless, a Spanish start-up that has proposed a new way of harnessing energy from wind.

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In Europe, dozens of reactors are due to be dismantled over the next decade

Clean break for engineers

1 May 2015 | By Helen Knight

The decommissioning challenge will provide some exciting opportunities over the coming years. Helen Knight reports

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Highlighting the importance of innovation

18 May 2015 | By Jason Ford

Several events this week are aiming to throw a spotlight on the importance of innovation, both for the economy and for improving people’s lives

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Low oil prices – what do they mean for renewables?

10 Apr 2015

The renewable energy industry will be in for a testing time if  oil prices remain low, and will have to bolster arguments about the stability of energy prices from renewables, says Gordon Edge, director of policy at RenewableUK

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Built by the UK's General Electric Company, it was Japan's first nuclear reactor

March 1959: Japan's first nuclear power station

12 Mar 2013 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer’s 1959 article on Japan’s first nuclear power station, is a poignant reminder of both the UK’s diminished expertise in this area, and the impact of the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

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