Features for May 2008

Features Archive

EU directive: trading places EU directive: trading places

The convoluted (and complex) debate surrounding the trade of guarantees of origin for renewably-generated electricity in a target-driven EU policy landscape rumbles on. To trade or not to trade (and what’s legal and what isn’t?) that seems to be the thrust of the debate at present, as member states weigh up what the flexibility mechanism means for them.

In-service monitoring of turbine blades In-service monitoring of turbine blades

Given the increased size of modern turbine blades and their growing fabrication sophistication and cost, blade monitoring is becoming important to operators and insurers alike.

CSP Power Tower technology CSP Power Tower technology

Stewart Taggart investigates the rise of the Power Tower, a Concentrating Solar Thermal Power generating technology which many experts think could be the way forward.