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Leapfrogging into the light

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Imaduddin Ahmed (UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management) writes about how off-grid solar home systems are helping the Rwandan government switch its role from energy provider to facilitator and regulator of private-sector provision. Read: Financial Times

Inspectors find safety irregularities at Creusot nuclear forge in France

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on safety irregularities found at a nuclear forge in France that has made parts for the UK's Hinkley Point power station. Read: The Guardian

U-shaped skyscraper in New York

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Professor emeritus Peter Cook (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) talks about ‘The Big Bend’, a U-shaped skyscraper in New York. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Outside Source’ (from 43 mins 14 secs)

Cleaning up Fukushima

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the challenges of cleaning up waste after nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima. Listen: BBC World Service 'Newsday' (from 46 mins 50 secs)

Satellite destinations compete with suburbs

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Professor Laura Vaughan (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) comments on outer suburbs that include not only commuters but also a large portion of residents working within their borough. Read: Financial Times

British scientists face a ‘huge hit’ if the US cuts climate change research

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on the importance of American government funding for climate change research. Read: The Guardian

Cruise holidays: who is leading the fleet for sustainable sea travel?

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Dr Tristan Smith (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on the lack of consistent environmental regulations for the global shipping industry. Read: The Guardian

Tax fears over diesel cars have seen sales plummet

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Paul Drummond (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) is mentioned for calling on the UK government to raise the registration tax on diesel cars. Read: The Sun

Inside the Industry Building Trump's America Brick by Brick

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A book about concrete by professor emeritus Adrian Forty (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) is referenced. Read: The Atlantic

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