Researchers at Harvard create flow battery with ten-year life span

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Scientists at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new battery which may be capable of holding its charge for “exceptionally long” periods of time. It's thanks to a type of rechargeable battery called a Continue Reading

Nikki Flanders announced as Chief Operating Office of Opus Energy

Nikki Flanders, Opus Energy, COO, Chief Operating Officer, Drax Group

As of 6th March 2017, Opus Energy is delighted to announce the appointment of Nikki Flanders as new Chief Operating Officer. Nikki Flander's role will involve overseeing the day-to-day running Continue Reading

Branching out: scientists mimic nature with electricity-generating tree

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Scientists at Iowa State University have created a small-scale device which could offer an alternative to traditional wind turbines: an tree that makes electricity when its leaves blow in the wind. Continue Reading

Solar powered phone chargers come to the streets of Belfast

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Solar powered phone charging facilities have been installed in the grounds of Belfast’s City Hall. The news means residents are now able to charge their phones in the city centre using sustainably Continue Reading

The 5 steps to becoming a brilliant apprentice

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When it comes to apprentices, the stats are pretty clear – they’re very good for business, and they’re very good for careers. Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up February 2017

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Project Nexus: non-effective days Xoserve provides a central service for the Gas Transporters in Britain and manages all of the key data associated with approximately 22 million gas supply points Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: In the news February 2017

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February has been an exciting month in the energy industry, with positive developments in European Parliament, as well as exciting progress for renewable energy across the continent. There are Continue Reading

Crosswind kite power raises expectations for wind energy

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A new way or harvesting wind energy using high-flying kites has been developed as an alternative to standing wind turbines. The technology is known as ‘crosswind kite power’, and uses kites Continue Reading

Wind turbines are turning the wheels on Dutch trains

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The Netherlands has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainable transport - the country has almost 20,000 miles of cycle tracks to complement its trams and trains. However, the Continue Reading

How urban planning is leading the way to cleaner air

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Switching from fossil fuels to environmentally-friendly alternatives is no easy feat - and even more so when you consider that most cities' transport networks are completely reliant upon fossil fuel Continue Reading