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UK nuclear fusion lab faces uncertain future - BBC News

UK nuclear fusion lab faces uncertain future - BBC News | Future Energy | Scoop.it
A question mark hangs over a world-leading laboratory that has pioneered research into fusion for nearly 40 years.
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Blackout

Blackout | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Last week I gave a talk at The Scottish Oil Club in Edinburgh that was well received. The slide deck can be down loaded here. Since then we have been on high blackout alert since the UK weather has…
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German economy minister sees no brown coal exit before 2040

German economy minister sees no brown coal exit before 2040 | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel does not expect Germany to withdraw from brown coal in its power production before 2040, despite a growing debate over how to protect the climate from rising CO2 emissions.
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Imagining Fusion Power

Imagining Fusion Power | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Guest post by Robert L. Hirsch, Ph.D. Imagine you’re an electric utility executive with a strong background in a range of electric power generation technologies. As such, you understand the strengt…
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Britain's vast national gamble on wind power may yet pay off

Britain's vast national gamble on wind power may yet pay off | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Wind power has few friends on the political Right.
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Fusion megaproject confirms 5-year delay, trims costs

Fusion megaproject confirms 5-year delay, trims costs | Future Energy | Scoop.it
ITER delegates now look to stump up cash
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Did Portugal run for four days on renewables alone?

Did Portugal run for four days on renewables alone? | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Recently there has been much rejoicing in the green media that the entire country of Portugal succeeded in powering itself with 100% renewables for four straight days from May 7 through May 10, 201…
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The Energy Return of Solar PV – a response from Ferroni and Hopkirk

The Energy Return of Solar PV – a response from Ferroni and Hopkirk | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Last week’s post on The Energy return of Solar PV caused quite a stir. Yesterday I received a response to some of the comments from Ferroccio Ferroni and Robert Hopkirk answering some of the …
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Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone

Portugal runs for four days straight on renewable energy alone | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours
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Oil discoveries slump to 60-year low - FT.com

Oil discoveries slump to 60-year low - FT.com | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Discoveries of new oil reserves have dropped to their lowest level for more than 60 years, pointing to potential supply shortages in the next decade. Oil explorers found 2.8bn barrels of crude and related liquids last year, according to IHS, a
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Non-nuclear options for constant energy | Letters

Non-nuclear options for constant energy | Letters | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Letters: If ‘continuous’ or ‘immediate’ power is needed, there are many options from renewables
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Maersk may shutter North Sea gas fields

Maersk may shutter North Sea gas fields | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Danish company Maersk Oil said it was looking for a viable long-term economic model for its Tyra gas complex in the North Sea otherwise it will shut it down.
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A reality check for renewable energy | McKinsey & Company

A reality check for renewable energy | McKinsey & Company | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are growing rapidly. Yet the world’s reliance on fossil fuels isn’t changing any time soon.
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ITER Nuclear Fusion Project: First Burn Delayed until 2035

ITER Nuclear Fusion Project: First Burn Delayed until 2035 | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Guest essay by Eric Worrall A new ITER Nuclear Fusion timetable has been agreed, which slips the first scheduled Deuterium / Tritium burn to 2035 - 8 years after the original scheduled date. But an exciting and unexpected US breakthrough has just breathed new life into one of the oldest approaches to achieving controlled nuclear…
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Energy Live News – Energy Made Easy – UK firms among winners of €100m EU fusion energy project

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How much more electricity do we need to go to 100% electric vehicles?

How much more electricity do we need to go to 100% electric vehicles? | Future Energy | Scoop.it
As reported in Blowout week 146 the EU is drafting legislation to mandate the installation of electric vehicle charging stations in new homes while Germany and the Netherlands are considering legis…
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The Holy Grail of Battery Storage

The Holy Grail of Battery Storage | Future Energy | Scoop.it
A recent Telegraph article claims that storage battery technology is now advancing so fast that “we may never again need to build 20th Century power plants in this country, let alone a nuclear whit…
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DONG Energy To Invest Billions In Regional Offshore Wind By 2019 :: North American Windpower

DONG Energy To Invest Billions In Regional Offshore Wind By 2019 :: North American Windpower | Future Energy | Scoop.it
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Oil and gas firms 'plan more cuts', report suggests - BBC News

Oil and gas firms 'plan more cuts', report suggests - BBC News | Future Energy | Scoop.it
More than four in 10 of the UK's oil and gas firms plan to cut costs further in response to the downturn in the industry, a report suggests.
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Resource Insights: Saudi Arabia is planning for the post-oil era, why not the United States?

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The Energy Return of Solar PV

The Energy Return of Solar PV | Future Energy | Scoop.it
A new study by Ferroni and Hopkirk [1] estimates the ERoEI of temperate latitude solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to be 0.83. If correct, that means more energy is used to make the PV panels than wi…
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Why EU renewable energy figures are misleading: Europe requires 150% renewable energy to become fossil-free

Why EU renewable energy figures are misleading: Europe requires 150% renewable energy to become fossil-free | Future Energy | Scoop.it
The EU will reach its target of 20% renewables in 2020. But according to Martien Visser, in reality the renewables share will be more like 14%.
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At least one major oil company will turn its back on fossil fuels, says scientist

At least one major oil company will turn its back on fossil fuels, says scientist | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Jeremy Leggett, former industry adviser, warns over plunging commodity prices and soaring costs of risky energy projects
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Is large-scale energy storage dead?

Is large-scale energy storage dead? | Future Energy | Scoop.it
Many countries have committed to filling large percentages of their future electricity demand with intermittent renewable energy, and to do so they will need long-term energy storage in the terawat…
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EIA: UK adds oil production in 2015, new field development declines - OE Digital

EIA: UK adds oil production in 2015, new field development declines - OE Digital | Future Energy | Scoop.it
After many years of decline, production of petroleum and other liquids in the United Kingdom (UK) increased by about 100,000 b/d in 2015, accordin
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