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David Cameron IGas shale gas site visit

Shale ambiguity helps nobody

Added: 16 Feb 2015

Delaying vital decisions on shale gas development until after the general election doesn’t help sup…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield: too big to be private

Added: 14 Jan 2015

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey made a startling admission yesterday as he informed pa…

Murphy Oil Milford Haven refinery

The next Milford Haven?

Added: 17 Dec 2014

Oil prices may be tumbling, Russia may be brought to its knees, but for Europe’s refineries little …

Lichterfelde cogeneration power plant in Germany.

Northern hope

Added: 19 Nov 2014

Over the past few months there has been positive growth in the UK economy, but future prospects are…

Cuadrilla site

It’s the economics, stupid

Added: 5 Nov 2014

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on fracking. But what exactly are those opinions based on?

National Grid

The big turnoff

Added: 22 Oct 2014

Energy management has officially come of age.

Food processing - cookies

Food glorious food

Added: 7 Oct 2014

At my daughter’s birthday party recently I found myself in conversation with a number of her friend…

Ineos Jim Ratcliffe

Lost in translation

Added: 1 Oct 2014

The UK and US are two nations divided by the same language…even when it comes to money.

Saltire Union Jack Scottish independence

For oil’s sake?

Added: 16 Sep 2014

If Scottish independence is about oil, then the truth is that Scotland has missed the boat. Thursda…

Drax biomass conversion

The death of biomass conversions

Added: 27 Aug 2014

The government’s legal victory over Drax has rendered future conversions of coal plants to biomass …

Forty-nine per cent of industry representatives claim skills shortages are their main barrier to gro

Does gender matter?

Added: 1 Aug 2014

Does it really matter what proportion of the engineering profession is male and what proportion is …

Cuadrilla shale site

Reshuffle: What now for shale?

Added: 16 Jul 2014

Yesterday the shale oil & gas industry lost one of its most effective political champions to the Mi…

Skills kids2

Engineering, Engineering, Engineering

Added: 11 Jun 2014

Education, Education, Education. Tony Blair’s famous 1997 speech on the importance of education cou…

Mark Cavendish Kevlar helmet

Engineering sporting brilliance

Added: 28 May 2014

Here at Process Engineering we aim to please. As the Brazil World Cup approaches, followed by Wimbl…

Carbon sponge

Climate change – why bother?

Added: 16 Apr 2014

Does a renewed focus on adapting to climate change mean we should give up on trying to prevent it?

Cyber security

Happily ever after?

Added: 8 Apr 2014

Today marks the end of support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system - but what effect will i…

Pharmaceutical industry must focus on manufacturing

A dose of growth

Added: 2 Apr 2014

After decades of focussing on research & development in pursuit of the next blockbuster drug, big p…

Dominion Cove Point LNG

LNG & a new cold war?

Added: 25 Mar 2014

It looks increasingly likely that gas will not only replace nuclear as the topic of choice in the N…

Biomass

A biomass mess (again)

Added: 12 Mar 2014

The government looks as though it will now be lucky to fill its arbitrary 400MW cap for new biomass…

Drax Power Plant 2

Does industrial growth really matter?

Added: 5 Mar 2014

Over the past month or so we have heard a great deal from our political leaders about how passionat…