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Issue 144 • March 2022
Welcome to the latest issue of Future Power Technology.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dominated headlines for the last week or so, and with good reason. In addition to the obvious humanitarian crisis, and the political implications of such an assault, Europe’s energy mix faces an uncertain future as Russian power remains both integral and utterly unattractive for many around the world.
This month, we feature two comment pieces on the implications of the invasion, and include some of the most recent Russia coverage in our news section, ahead of more comprehensive coverage next month. In the meantime, our sister site Power Technology will cover all the latest developments in Ukraine and Russia, and what they could mean for the power industry.
Yet this is not the only story to have sent shockwaves through the power industry, as nuclear power once again steps into the spotlight. With technological developments making small modular reactors more viable than ever, and countries around the world edging towards large-scale nuclear investment, we ask what the future could hold for nuclear power.
Elsewhere, we profile innovative methods of decarbonising some of the world’s most polluting sectors. From a repurposed coal plant that could bring biomass to Germany, to a hydrogen-powered boat in Japan, we ask if either of these projects could help minimise the world’s carbon footprint.
All this, plus our usual range of news, views and analysis.
JP Casey, editor