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As the UK economy continues to emerge from recession, there is almost unanimous support from all sides of the political arena on the importance of apprenticeships.
Ironic isn’t it that at a time we appear to have a waste infrastructure capacity gap. We are exporting over 1.5M tonnes per annum of refuse derived fuel to mainland Europe, enough to provide power for about half a million households, yet we have a hiatus in the development of our own domestic energy from waste facilities.
The UK is the sixth biggest economy in the world. Yet this economic strength often appears to be sustained in spite of, rather than because of, one of the country’s most valuable assets.
Tackling the confusion surrounding the regulations.
Shedding light on how local and national government favours road over rail.
Casting a philosophical eye on infrastructure projects.
Discussions in Europe could result in changes to visibility standards that would have far reaching effects on manufacturers.
I am confident that the Thames Barrier will continue to protect London from tidal surges until 2070 and beyond.
The open and competitive nature of the UK construction market drives a constant need to do things differently: we are all seeking that winning proposition.
NCE’s pages have been full of expert comment about flooding in southern England in recent weeks, but while we prepare for an inevitable re-allocation of infrastructure expenditure let’s not forget the familiar mistake of forgetting the roads agenda.
Energy: Britain’s new nuclear Family – is the supply chain up to the task of building and running the new wave of nuclear power plants?
The last Magnox reactor is due to be switched off in December, nearly 60 years after Britain’s first nuclear power station, Calder Hall in Cumbria, began generating. As the Magnox reactors have gradually been retired, so too have thousands of people skilled in building and running nuclear power plants.
Last month alone, at least eleven sinkholes appeared in the ground, causing huge shock and anxiety for nearby residents.
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