Science

Reporting significant scientific advances
and innovative technology solutions

8-9 min.
The offshore renewables sector is beginning to use robots in similar ways to the offshore oil and gas industries in an effort to cut costs22/June/2018

Offshore renewables reach for robotics

Robots have long been used by the offshore oil and gas sector to reduce the costs of installing facilities and operations and maintenance. The offshore renewables sector is starting to benefit from the technology, which could help it make significant cost savings if certain technical hurdles can be overcome
10-11 min.
The rapid uptake of electric vehicles in California brings with it an increase in electricity storage capacity that perhaps calls into question the need to invest separately in batteries to support the bulk supply of electricity11/June/2018

Battery bravado

The rapid uptake of electric vehicles in California brings with it an increase in electricity storage capacity that perhaps calls into question the need to invest separately in batteries to support the bulk supply of electricity
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