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Issue 5 • Date 16 May 1991

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  • Fiddling while coal burns? UK energy policy-lessons from Europe

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):171 - 175
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    The UK electricity supply industry is going through a phase of great upheaval following the privatisation by the government. The need to devise a modern and effective national energy policy has been all but forgotten and the UK is lagging far behind its European neighbours in energy matters. The author describes aspects of successful European policies and looks at why the present structure of Brit... View full abstract»

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  • Communications in Kiribati

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):179 - 183
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    Kiribati consists of a large number of islands in the central Pacific. They are spread out over an area which is roughly equal to that of the USA. The islands are extremely sparsely populated and poor which makes communication even more difficult. The authors describe a range of proposals designed to improve Kiribati's communications. A earth station is proposed for Kiritimati, one of the main isl... View full abstract»

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  • The synchronous digital hierarchy. I. The origin of the species

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):185 - 189
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    Throughout the world, public network operators are set to begin trials of what are known as synchronous transmission systems. The authors look at plesiochronous digital hierarchy, its successor, and describe the nature of the new transmission systems, indicate why they are needed, and identify some of the benefits they will bring to operators and users alike.<> View full abstract»

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  • Control-a winning strategy

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):191 - 193
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    The author explains why the Department of Trade and Industry is considering a new initiative to address the problems of applying modern control theory to real industrial problems. The process employed for strategic planning has five distinct phases: setting the targets, analysing gaps to be plugged, strategic appraisal, strategy formulation and implementation.<> View full abstract»

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  • Energy in Germany

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):197 - 200
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    Germany combines the most industrialised, power-hungry economy in the European Community with one of the strongest environmentalist movements anywhere. The supply of electricity and gas is governed by the Energy Act, which imposes a duty on the supply companies to supply energy generally, at all times, and economically. The objectives of the energy policy are described View full abstract»

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