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I've found it a strange puzzle over the last couple of years that we have the most stringent environmental targets for wind power of any country in Europe, whilst at the same time seeming to have the least interest in making it possible for companies to manufacture their turbines here. The targets (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 14th December 2012
Is the UK economy really in as bad a state as the newspapers would have you believe, or do news journalists just work a lot harder at making it seem so than they used to? Of course we all know that bad news sells, but it's hard not to agree with George Bernard Shaw when he observed that newspapers (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 14th November 2012
I was never one of those people who understood the raison d'être of the side salad, or who was able to fathom any useful role for cucumber. Now, don't get me wrong, I like a salad as much as the next man. Give me a chicken caesar or a tuna nicoise and I'm a happy boy. But in both those cases (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 14th October 2012
What do a trip up north and a bread and butter pudding have in common? The surprising answer, as I shall explain, is innovative thinking. I travelled up the M11 and A1 to see some friends a couple of weeks ago - not necessarily the fastest route, but certainly the most direct, and generally pretty (more...)
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Published: - 12th September 2012
It's hard to avoid the headlines of doom and depression at the moment, with the constant background noise of double dip recession and every sector seemingly in huge trouble. But is this a picture that's actually reflected out there in the real world? It would seem not. Here on Industrial Technology, (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 18th August 2012
You would hope that the answer to the question above would be an unequivocal 'no'. You would anticipate that, with all the talk of rebalancing the economy, with the potential crisis of a double dip recession, and with all the problems hoisted upon us by the banking industry, that government would be (more...)
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Published: - 14th July 2012
It's been pointed out to me - more an observation than a criticism, I like to think - that I tend to spend quite a lot of time banging on about UK manufacturing. So for a complete change this month, I think it's worth asking whatever happened to the vol au vent, once the king of the buffet table but (more...)
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Published: - 14th June 2012
The present Mrs Simms is very much a fan of the Twilight saga, having read all the books and dragged me to all the movies. Now I enjoy a tale a werewolves and vampires as much as the next man, but the Twilight series is all a bit 'teenage angst' for my tastes. Still, with babysitters rarer than (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 1st May 2012
A report coming out of the Centre for Economics and Business Research suggests that scrapping bank holidays would add £19bn to Britain's annual economic output, because of the extra contribution that the service sector would make over those additional eight working days. The news station (more...)
Industrial Technology - NEWS
Published: - 14th April 2012
The government has revived the competition to develop carbon capture and storage (CSS) technology, promising £1bn of funds in a push to drive a solution forwards. The government's stated goal is to develop a world leading CSS industry, which could one day provide 100,000 or more UK jobs. (more...)
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Published: - 1st April 2012
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