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A home for those working or interested in energy technology. Offering a platform for the exchange of knowledge and facilitating professional networking for the science, engineering and technology (SET) communities. 

Latest news

wind-turbine Renewables investment winded by government policy

Investment in UK wind power is expected to decline due to unfavourable investment conditions.

nuclear-facility Nuclear facilities vulnerable to cyber-attack, warns report

Nuclear facilities around the world are at risk of cyber-attack according to a new report from the think tank Chatham House.

Key topics

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Renewable Energy

If you are interested in learning about engineering innovation within Renewable Energy then please follow this link for interesting content, events, news and tweets from our members, partners and wider industry stakeholders.

Flames from fire

Heat Debate

Hot on the heels of a series the regional debates, the IET Energy and Built Environment sectors are collaborating on a series of initiatives around ‘the future of urban heat’. Join us as we engage with industry partners and stakeholders around decarbonising heating, cooling and power. Contact Gordon Graham.


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Sustainable cooling technology ensures vaccines have long storage life with no power

Sure Chill’s cooling technology ensures that lifesaving vaccines can be stored safely anywhere in the world for more than 10 days with no power. Such a progressive and sustainable innovation demonstrates real social, economic and personal change which secured its 2014 IET Innovation Award winning status in the Sustainability category.

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Smart grid project informs electricity industry standards update

A leading UK smart grid project, the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) has published important new learning that could help inform and update UK electricity industry network planning standards. The project aims to kick-start the radical change electricity networks need to make the low-carbon energy sector a reality.

Sector publications

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Energy Sector Newsletters

Bringing you all the latest on IET Energy Sector initiatives, partnerships and thought leadership together with details of upcoming events, Sector highlights on and opportunities for you to get involved!

Energy articles

Home 2020

Home 2020

14 September 2015

Traditional bricks-and-mortar homes are set to become more intelligent and more energy-efficient in the next few years.

The Ceres Ion Drive opens new possibilities for space exploration

The Ceres Ion Drive opens new possibilities for space exploration

14 September 2015

A low-fuel engine that accelerates a spacecraft slowly over many years could open up new possibilities for solar system exploration.

Does the UK need Norwegian hydropower?

Does the UK need Norwegian hydropower?

14 September 2015

By 2021, a subsea cable built across the North Sea from Norway will provide enough power for 750,000 British homes, but with untouched hydro capacity in the UK, is this necessary?