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Issue 2 • Mar 2001

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  • Regulating mains pollution

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):35 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The latest additions to the EMC Directives, EN 61000-3-2 and EN 61000-3-3 (effective from 1 January 2001), are aimed at limiting the growing problem of equipment-generated distortion on electricity supply networks. For the present, the standards are targeted solely at equipment manufacturers; however in time they will also affect regional electricity supply companies and electricity consumers. A r... View full abstract»

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  • A ray of light [free space optical transmission]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):32 - 33
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    The author looks at the role of free-space optical transmission as a solution to the problem of broadband access. The last few years have seen a dramatic resurgence of interest in nonmilitary uses of free-space optical transmission, driven by the pressing demand for high-bandwidth connections to business and commercial premises. To date, development activity has been concentrated in the US, with S... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond the harbour wall [offshore wind farm]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):13 - 17
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    The Northumbrian port of Blyth is becoming established as a leading centre for wind energy development. During 1992, nine 300 kW wind turbines were installed along the harbour's east pier, to create the UK's first semi-offshore wind farm. This pioneering scheme has now been followed by the commissioning of the Blyth Offshore wind farm-a joint venture between Shell, Powergen Renewables, Nuon and Am... View full abstract»

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  • Cap that current [superconducting fault current limiters]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):41 - 45
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    Superconducting fault-current limiters could transform the architecture and operation of electrical power networks. The authors outline the design principles and performance of a prototype device developed under the UK's LINK programme. The programme was organised in two stages, with stage one represented by a 400 V, 180 A 'bench top' demonstrator and stage two a 'full scale' prototype capable of ... View full abstract»

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  • In it for real

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 22
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  • Climate change, technology and realpolitik

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):25 - 30
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    Widespread flooding and deadlocked international negotiations in The Hague highlight the continuing threat of global climate change. The author examines the role of new energy technologies in efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions from a UK perspective. Combined cycle gas turbines are discussed as are prospects for a revival of nuclear power. The use of renewable resources is also considered View full abstract»

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  • Galileo on the move

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):10 - 11
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    Satellite navigation systems are rapidly becoming a key plank in transport infrastructures. Europe is pressing ahead with work on its own satellite navigation system, in spite of unresolved issues about how it will be financed and managed. Galileo, a joint project of the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA), is seen as politically and commercially important in letting Europe bre... View full abstract»

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