Ever since 2007, when EDF Energy and AREVA submitted a joint application
to build a new type of nuclear reactor in the UK, the complex design of
the UK European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) has been the subject of
Grid-connected, battery-based energy storage systems have many
beneﬁts, including renewable energy integration, enhanced grid capacity
and improved power quality. Recognising these advantages, some of the
world’s largest power equipment OEMs are developing turnkey energy
Increasing world population and improved standards of living have
led to a rise in demand for renewable and nuclear sources for fuel.
Kevin Hesketh and Jeremy Davison of the UK’s National Nuclear
Laboratory examine the potential of uranium and plutonium as energy
Energy harvesting is the scavenging of energy from sources that would
normally be lost to the environment, for example solar, thermal, wind
and kinetic energy. Despite more than 10 years of academic and
industrial interest, it is still an emerging technology.
Driven by EU renewables targets, demand for biomass wood pellets is set
to soar over the next decade as utilities displace coal-fired
generation. Tim Probert explores how the industry will manage demand.