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A sunny outlook
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Do solar-powered vehicles have a viable future asks Ian Draisey A number of concept cars with solar-powered capability have been showcased at motor shows in recent years. Many manufacturers claim that their technology is pushing the boundaries, but the average car roof simply does not provide enough space to generate

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Get smart
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Improving data quality in a smart world. By Miguel Torrão Mendes It is no secret that missing or inaccurate data is a major problem within the utility industry. According to Ofgem, the government regulator for the electricity and natural gas markets in Great Britain, three quarters of all utility company

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Energy for the future
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Market-based energy-transition through innovation. By Michael Mieszczanski Electricity is essential to our economy and modern way of life. It keeps society functioning and our economies operating and growing. The power system – delivering electricity whenever we need it – is thus one of the core infrastructures of any society. In

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The full potential
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Robin Watts and Kevin Watts discuss energised solutions for fracturing: safe, reservoir-friendly and water-saving well stimulation Shale gas and other hydrocarbons trapped within massive shale formations have become an important source of natural gasand oil in the United States since the start of the 21st century and interest has spread

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Licensed to drill
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Energy Security has become one of the most hotly debated political issues of 2015. The new Conservative government has made its support for onshore oil and gas drilling, both conventional and hydraulic fracturing, abundantly clear. Tim Pugh explains what the industry can expect from recent legal and political developments This

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green jorizons
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With the development of hydrogen as a viable alternate fuel gathering pace, Dr Graham Cooley of ITM Power talks to Ben Clark about the significance of hydrogen and the efforts being taken to encourage its adoption Fossil fuel-electric hybrid vehicles have been commonplace in the market for a number of

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The end of uk coal fired generation
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Phil Hewitt, Director of UK energy industry analysts EnAppSys, gives insight into Energy Secretary Amber Rud’s announcement that the Government will phase out coal fired power stations by 2025 It has been generally accepted within the market for some time now that coal will at some point be forced out

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Getting to work
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Helen Hutton discusses planning successes for a specific case of onshore exploration In August 2015 an Inspector allowed an appeal by Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc to carry out short-term conventional hydrocarbon exploration, at Holmwood, in the Weald Basin. The appeal scheme related to the main drill site (the

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Efficiency built in
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Ruukki UK Ltd discusses a revolution in creating energy efficient buildings – through solar power Throughout the construction industry it is widely recognised that one of the challenges we all face long term, is to deliver truly sustainable building envelopes. Legislation and accreditation schemes such as BREEAM and LEED have

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Opportunities for efficiency
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According to Malcolm Wilson, collaboration can reduce contract risk With the $50 barrel, there is sustained pressure for oil and gas companies to improve efficiency and reduce costs. In the UK alone, over 5500 direct jobs have been cut and the knock-on effect in the support sector adds an estimated

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