All articles by James Varley

James Varley

Decoding EU’s Wind Power Action Plan for boosting renewable energy goals

Achieving the agreed EU target of at least 42.5% renewable energy by 2030, with an ambition to reach 45% renewables, will require a massive increase in wind installed capacity with an expected growth from 204 GW in 2022 to more than 500 GW in 2030

Implications of negative power prices on future of nuclear energy

At the height of the European summer, power prices went negative for hours and days. It’s a growing trend, but what does that mean for nuclear power?

Waiting for the fog to lift over Hinkley Point

It is now about two years since loan guarantee arrangements were agreed between EDF and the UK government for the…

Alkali fuel cells: are the wilderness years at an end?

In the waste-to-energy area, alkali fuel cell developer AFC Energy has recently reported an order for its Beta+ fuel cell…

Engineering the Energiewende

For a country aiming to embrace renewables in a very big way, Germany paradoxically currently finds itself with an embarrassingly…

GE’s new all-air-cooled H class turbine

GE has introduced a new all-air-cooled version of its H class gas turbine technology. Called the HA (the A standing…

GE’s new H class turbine is all-air-cooled

GE has introduced a new all-air-cooled version of its H class gas turbine technology. Called the HA (the A standing…