#Power

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

4 years ago — Long Read

Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year. This decrease is thanks in large part...

Japanese government builds giant ice wall to surround Fukushima nuclear plant

4 years ago — Quick Read

A Japanese project to freeze soil around the decommissioned Fukushima nuclear plant into a giant ice wall has been activated. The wall is designed to stop the spillage of dangerous...

Transparent photovoltaic windows could reach the market in three years

4 years ago — Quick Read

Researchers at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), in collaboration with solar photovoltaic glass manufacturer Polysolar and materials developer Merck, are developing the prototype stage of lightweight and low cost...

New high-entropy alloys could make nuclear power plants more robust

4 years ago — Quick Read

Researchers at the University of Helsinki in Finland are developing stronger alloys, which could lead to more robust construction materials for nuclear power plants. The neutrons emitted by nuclear reactors...

Nanomotors could allow for self-healing electronic systems

4 years ago — Quick Read

A team from the American Chemical Society have developed self-propelled gold and platinum nanomotors which can locate and repair miniscule scratches, thus allowing electronic systems to repair themselves. The nanomotors...

London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir to hold world’s largest floating solar power plant

4 years ago — Quick Read

A £6 million floating solar array is to open in London this month, and is expected to generate 5.8 million kilowatt hours a year. The floating solar array was built...