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HS2 and Wind Power

The government plans to invest  £42.5bn to build a high speed train connection between London and Birmingham. The peak electrical power consumption to run 14 trains/hour between London and Birmingham is ~350 MW (HS2 Traction Energy Modelling, Imperial College, 2009). As … Continue reading

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Credit Crunch

One minute everything is rosy – house prices are increasing, living standards are rising, shops are booming  and then we wake up one morning to find the bottom has fallen out. Sub prime mortgages in the US is somehow to … Continue reading

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