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Day: March 5, 2007

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Scottish windfarm brings UK’s total portfolio to 2GW

The UK has become the seventh country in the world to install over 2GW of wind energy. The generation and export to the grid of electricity from the Braes of Doune wind farm brings the UK’s total wind power portfolio to 2GW,

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‘Eye sees the light

The British Airways London Eye has just unveiled the first phase of a three part permanent LED lighting installation.The installation has been completed by Lighting Technology Projects.A permanent lighting scheme was always part of the architect, Marks Barfield’s, plans for the London

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Young engineers celebrated

The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), has announced the winners of the 2006 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards.The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year title was awarded to Katy Deacon, 27, an electrical engineer for Kirklees Metropolitan

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Smart metering top of the agenda

In an attempt to increase awareness of smart metering technology, Beama (the British electrotechnical manufacturing body) has launched the European Smart Metering Alliance (ESMA).The project is part-funded by the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme, and seeks to maximise the environmental benefits of

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Rockwell makes life science acquisition

Rockwell Automation has acquired ProsCon Holdings, a privately held engineering firm offering design solutions to the process industry.ProsCon’s areas of expertise include process technology, control systems and information technology.Headquartered in Cork, Ireland, with an office in Dublin, ProsCon primarily serves customers in

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Scottish firms work together

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) chief executive Ian Marchant has been announced as the chair of a new group to get businesses to think more about climate change.The Climate Change Business Delivery Group, which will consist of high level representatives from the

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Energy management promotion

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, (IET), has called on the government to promote greater public engagement in energy management, and to ensure skills keep up with demand in this potential new market.The IET’s comments came as the Trade and Industry’s Select

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Award made for distinguished service

Legrand’s regulations and standards manager, Stephen Willmore, has been awarded a Distinguished Service Certificate by the British Standards Institute (BSI) in appreciation of his long and valued contribution to the development of British, European and International industry standards over the last 30-years.A

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Connecting offshore wind parks to European grid

As a manufacturer of gas-insulated lines (GIL), Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) is taking part in a study initiated by the EU Commission.The object of the study is to investigate the feasibility of creating a reliable link from offshore wind parks

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Government’s nuclear plans declared unlawful

High Court Judge Jeremy Sullivan has thwarted Tony Blair’s plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations, branding the government’s consultation on nuclear power “seriously flawed” and “procedurally unfair”.Winning its bid to make the government rethink its nuclear programme, environmental campaigner

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