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Alevo unveils utility-scale energy storage solution

29 Oct 2014 | By Jason Ford

New energy storage solution aims to reduce generation losses and encourage the renewables uptake

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Backing given to process that cuts carbon footprint of petrol Video

29 Oct 2014 | By Jessica Mills-Davies

Strategic backing has been given to a US technology start-up that promises to make petrol cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

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Atomic pathway: graduate engineer career guide to the nuclear industry

9 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Czyzewski

The UK’s decision to build a new fleet of nuclear power stations is opening up an exciting set of career paths for young engineers.

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Keeping our cool about compact fusion

17 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Nathan

Easy though it is to get carried away by the promise of the compact fusion reactor that Lockheed Martin says it is working on, there’s still a great deal we don’t know, so we have to remain cautious.

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Is short-termism damaging the oil industry?

8 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

An emphasis on short term profits hasn’t hurt the fossil fuel sector in the past, but could the lack of a long term plan now be damaging its prospects?

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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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This week in 1899

27 Mar 2012 | By Andrew Czyzewski

Previous generation has some modern insight: The building of the Bankside power station put into focus how a new infrastructure should be established

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