Research and development

PortLiner Electric Barges
Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Power, Research and development, Technology

Facing an electric future

Across the world, we are seeing an increasing number of plans by countries to phase out in the coming years use of diesel in transport onshore. Now people are asking, with shipping, if electricity could replace diesel, especially with the prospect of the introduction of tougher emission standards over the […]

Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Research and development, Technology, Transport

Hybrid power cuts offshore support vessel costs

New types of engine Today, owners are looking for new ways to improve their power systems so that they cost less to operate and are more environmentally friendly. One solution that many operators are considering is the adding of a battery or energy storage system to provide hybrid power to […]

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Energy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Europe, National Grid, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Research and development, Technology, Wind Power

How renewables have changed

In little more than two decades, scientists and technologists have evolved a global, renewable-energy industry capitalizing on the free resources of wind and sun… Global solar photovoltaic capacity has grown from around five gigawatts in 2005 to an approximately 306.5 gigawatts in 2016. This trend was accompanied by sharp drops in the price of photovoltaic panels. […]

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Energy, Energy Management, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Engineering and Technology, Europe, Journalism, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Reports, Research and development

Nicholas Newman publishes two new reports on European renewables

Today, energy journalist Nicholas Newman releases two reports on the renewable energy sector in Europe. One report covers the wind sector and the other report, the solar sector. Both reports, are free to down load. These reports describe technological, market, policy, regulatory progress, and challenges that are facing stakeholders in […]

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FM World Magazine, Innovation, Research and development, Technology

SMART CONTRACTS: THE SMART OF THE DEAL

Smart contracts have the potential to deliver greater transparency to the client-supplier relationship as well as dispute-free automation of payment for services, writes Nicholas Newman. While still in its nascency, particularly in facilities management, blockchain technology  and smart contracts hint at a future in which transactions surrounding daily maintenance and […]