Science

Reporting significant scientific advances
and innovative technology solutions

6-7 min.
Blockchain literally links, or chains together, blocks of data, such as information regarding a specific power generator and a specific consumer.25/April/2018

New kid on the block

Blockchain is regularly touted in the media as a tool to revolutionise business, but the jury is still out on whether it can help speed up the transition to renewables
2-3 min.
EcoGrid 2.0 will increase demand response through heat pumps26/March/2018

Heating and heat pumps help balance the grid

Research demonstrates that demand management can create value for private customers and the power system
4-5 min.
14/November/2017

In Brief

Elon Musk’s Australian banter about batteries; battery challenge from wind; low cost pumped hydro storage; IEA wants stronger signals for new grid flexibility; facts and figures indicate limited role for battery storage in the big picture
4-5 min.
07/July/2017

Homes wanted for power hungry data centres

Countries with cool climates and reliable supplies of green electricity are favoured locations for these beating hearts of the digital age
3-4 min.
07/July/2017

In brief

Two-thirds of the business potential in energy efficiency remains untapped; sales figures for plug-in electric cars; cheaper by half to cut emissions with energy saving than green electricity; renewables push coal off the UK grid for a day; BP data reveals green energy trends; wind power supply not that susceptible to still winter weather; fuelish energy subsidies persist
5-6 min.
17/March/2017

Wave tries to hitch a lift with wind

Combining untried wave power with well proved wind on a floating platform may forge a path to commercialisation of a hybrid solution to harnessing the energy of the seas.
4-5 min.
17/March/2017

In brief

Chinese CO2 emissions under control; EU fossil fuel dependency rises; conventional power bleeds billions of value; German Energiewende not a blueprint for the world; bank washes o dirty coal; o shore wind lull before the next storm
5-6 min.
11/October/2016

The invisible made visible

Seeing is believing: step change in 3D wind imaging advances the science of wind turbine engineering
2-3 min.
11/October/2016

To burn or not to burn

Incineration of waste to recover energy must create environmental value to be a better choice than landfill
3-4 min.
11/October/2016

Force of man

Geologists claim man is taking over as a force of nature in new epoch
11/October/2016

In brief

The circular house, King Coal weakening, Delivering on Paris, Black and green utilities, G20 changing course, Greener energy investment
4-5 min.
11/July/2016

Making biofuels from sunlight

A new discovery may leapfrog over many existing technologies and speed the transition from fossil fuels
4-5 min.
30/June/2016

In brief

Electricity storage faces many challenges; Flow-battery uses salt; Satellite mapping can aid climate change adaptation; Ocean tankers on methanol
29/June/2016

Typically Danish

Tendencies, quirks and innovations unique to Denmark