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Bucks Council Supports New Internet Lines

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Mix96.

Buckinghamshire County Council are proposing to use the construction of the new East West Railway, as a route for extra Internet connectivity.

How sensible!

Are East West Railway and Buckinghamshire County Council talking to Hive Composites, about their next generation composite poles for a 5G-enabled railway, that won funding in the latest round of first-of-a-kind funding from Innovate UK?

Will other councils and companies be using other rail construction to advantage?

June 28, 2020 Posted by | Computing, Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

How Leeds Bradford Airport Can Be Catalyst For Green Aviation

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Yorkshire Post.

The article was written by a geography student from Yorkshire, who is studying at Cambridge University.

He makes some interesting points.

  • Leeds Airport is not a good customer experience.
  • Manchester Airport will take passengers away from Leeds.
  • Leeds is the biggest financial centre in the UK outside London.
  • Leeds Airport should be improved to the highest environmental standards.
  • Aviation biofuels should be provided.
  • Short haul flights should be replaced by a train journey if possible.
  • By 2030, a lot of short haul flights will be replaced by electric aircraft.

I agree with a lot of what he says.

There will still be a need to fly and we must make it as environmentally-friendly as possible.

If we don’t find ways of making flying carbon-neutral, we’ll hurt the economy.

 

 

June 28, 2020 Posted by | Finance, Transport, World | , , , , | Leave a comment

Highview Power On The Good News Network

If the Good News Network, is what it says on the tin, then I’m pleased that they’ve written this article, which is entitled World’s Biggest Liquid-Air Battery – ‘The Climate-Emission Killer’ – Is Now Under Construction In England.

The article, appears to be a rehash of what appeared in the Guardian, slanted for American readers.

It has the usual American fault of mixing up England with the UK, but surely the fact that it’s on the site, is good news for Highview Power.

June 28, 2020 Posted by | Energy Storage | | 1 Comment

How To Get Rid Of The “Microsoft Account Problem” Notification

I get the occasional one of these notifications on my new Windows 10 computer. I just ignore them, like I do all notifications, as this is a load of rubbish, that I didn’t have to put up with on my previous Windows 7 computer, that is sadly on its last legs.

I searched the internet and found this good explanation of what to do with them. If you want the one-word answer it’s Ignore!!!

June 28, 2020 Posted by | Computing | , | Comments Off on How To Get Rid Of The “Microsoft Account Problem” Notification

The Debate Over Burning Dead Trees To Create Biomass Energy

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Wired.

This is the sub-title.

Critics worry about the risks of overcutting and wood smoke. But supporters say the practice will prevent megafires—which release even more carbon dioxide.

For those who worry about the ethics of biomass, it is a must-read.

June 28, 2020 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment