The government’s diverse approach to UK energy targets raises considerable questions about the future of our electricity system, says Jim Watson
CCS technology is crucial if we are to meet our emissions targets, but there are considerable technical hurdles ahead, says Frank Ellingsen
Marine energy sources from slow tides and currents are plentiful in the UK and could become a valuable source of electricity, if the technology to exploit them is developed and deployed, says Anders Jansson
£2bn worth of investment and the establishment of a new institute that will pool the expertise of the sectors biggest players are both positive signs that the UK’s aerospace sector has a bright future writes Ged Mason, CEO of Morson Group
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FROM: Passenger aircraft flown 500 miles by ground control
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