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UK Cutting Ties with Coal

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 1:26:00 PM

Britain made a huge step towards cutting its umbilical cord with coal-fuelled power on Friday, April 21, when the country celebrated its first whole coal-free working day of modern times in terms of electricity generation.

The National Grid announced the news on Twitter, reporting that West Burton 1 power station, the only running coal-fired plant in the UK at the time, had been taken offline the day before and the country’s electricity had been provided by other sources for a full 24 hours. Although the UK had gone for shorter periods with no coal in 2016, relying on gas and renewables to power the country, the previous record was for 19 hours.

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Topics: Renewables, UK, Coal, Electricity, Generation

Waste Water: Where There's Muck There's Brass

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 1:52:00 PM

Here we examine how the energy intensive waste water treatment sector can become a revenue stream rather than a drain on resources...

The problem of treating wastewater and sewage – mainly one of cost — has been turned into a positive by one Danish plant that now produces more energy than it needs.

Following a €3million upgrade, the Marselisborg Wastewater Treatment Plant in Denmark's second largest city of Aarhus generated nearly 70% more energy than it needed in 2016.

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Topics: Denmark, Listing, Waste Water, Electricity

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