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Energy World December 2016
This issue of the magazine takes a long hard look at coal as a fuel for power generation, starting with analysis by consultants Pöyry of the conundrum that the use of coal worldwide is growing at the same time that world governments are pledging to reduce carbon emissions.
Is carbon capture and storage (CCS) the answer? A second article, from the Global CCS Institute, concludes that the pace of development of this technology will need to be accelerated considerably if CCS is to contribute to meeting climate targets. We also include articles on work being carried out in the US and Germany to improve the efficiency of coal-to-power plants.
Our second focus is renewables. We start with some views from Martin Wright of the UK Renewable Energy Association on the move away from large, centralised electricity generating plant to a model based on smaller, decentralised systems. A second article describes how wood pellets made in the southern US are being shipped over to fuel biomass power plants in the UK. Further articles cover a new biomass source – ‘sea squirts’ – and a range of renewables projects completed recently in the UK.
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- Journal title: Energy World
- Publisher: Energy Institute
Content in this issue:
New renewables projects in the UK - Article
The view from one northern power station - Article
Natural gas and the journey to zero carbon - Article
Improving the performance of coal-based power generation - Article
Accelerated development needed to help meet climate goals - Article
Six recommendations for a low carbon energy system - Article
UK energy policy – where next for renewables? - Article
New transport options for liquefied gas - Article
Why the UK is better off inside the EU Internal Energy Market - Article
Biomass-to-power - Article
Asia-Pacific – An ambitious energy agenda - Article
‘Sea squirts’ – an unearthed source of renewable energy? - Article
The global coal conundrum - Article
- Subjects: Coal markets - Fuel storage - Coal - Electricity generation - Climate change - Renewables - Environmental protection - Carbon capture, transportation and storage - Biomass - Environmental policy - Coal fired power stations - Liquefied gases - Energy policy - Transportation, Transmission and Distribution - Electricity markets - Gas markets - Engineering -