Welcome to the latest issue of Future Power Technology.

This month, we look to the future of UK power. Specifically, we investigate a new joint venture on the Dorset coast that looks to generate power from waste, and could work through around 260,000 tonnes of waste a year. The project aims to deliver power through both private agreements, and via distribution through the National Grid, which could bring energy to a range of consumers across the UK coast. 

Of course, challenges remain, beginning with the need to secure local support for such a large-scale project, and extending into new questions surrounding the role of decentralised power in the UK’s energy future. 

Elsewhere, we investigate steam power, and ask whether its environmentally sustainable credentials could make it a part of the world’s clean energy mix. Similarly, we look at coal in Europe, and ask what the future of European coal mining and production could look like, as countries across the continent simultaneously look to reduce their environmental footprint, and secure energy security in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

For all this and more, read on.

JP Casey, editor