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  • The electricity grid is changing from traditional one-way flows from large generators to the consumer, to multiple smaller-scale generators

    Creating a smarter, more flexible energy system

    • Author: Gavin Miller
    • Date: 06 December, 2016

    The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Ofgem have launched their much-delayed electricity storage consultation. However, in the long wait since it was first mooted it has picked up some other facets.

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  • Promoting active travel like cycling and walking is a key part of the new mayor’s plan for the capital

    What does 'A City for All Londoners' mean for infrastructure?

    • Author: Max Sugarman
    • Date: 28 November, 2016

    A City for All Londoners, Sadiq Khan’s first major policy statement since becoming mayor, signifies a number of changes for the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Transport for London.

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  • The report considers road and rail links, as well as how the regional bodies responsible for infrastructure can work together.

    Report on Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor published

    • Author: Ben Goodwin
    • Date: 23 November, 2016

    The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published an interim report into the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor consultation it ran this summer.

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  • The Government has chosen the option recommended by the independent Airports Commission led by Howard Davies

    Heathrow - a precedent for evidence-led decision making?

    • Author: Ben Goodwin
    • Date: 08 November, 2016

    While deciding on a third runway at Heathrow is important for UK infrastructure, how we reached the decision could be just as significant.

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  • Professor Tim Broyd is the 152nd ICE President

    Engineering a digital future

    • Author: Tim Broyd
    • Date: 07 November, 2016

    New ICE President Tim Broyd explains his vision of the civil engineer’s role in a digital future and how the industry can embrace change.

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  • A new energy committee report recognises that electricity storage technology can realise the potential of renewables

    Changing times - can UK energy stay on target?

    • Author: Gavin Miller
    • Date: 27 October, 2016

    Recent months have seen a reshuffle of Government departments and the vote to leave the EU. ICE’s Gavin Miller looks at what this means for keeping the UK’s energy policy on course.

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  • ICE is one of 38 professional engineering institutions which contributed to the Brexit report

    Engineering the post-Brexit future

    • Author: Gavin Miller
    • Date: 17 October, 2016

    Skills, standards, funding – the vote to leave the EU has raised some questions for the UK engineering sector. Today, engineering institutions published their recommendations for securing the best outcome from Brexit.

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  • New Street station, Birmingham. The Midlands Connect partnership will publish a transport strategy for the region in March 2017. Image: Bs0u10e01 [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

    Devolution and development

    • Author: Adrian Coy
    • Date: 14 October, 2016

    Adrian Coy sets out the need for English devolution deals to prioritise infrastructure development and provision of skills to realise their opportunities.

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  • ICE President Sir John Armitt is a member of the Thames estuary commission led by Lord Heseltine.

    Engineering a future for the Thames Estuary

    • Author: Rod Hulse
    • Date: 09 September, 2016

    Despite significant levels of investment in infrastructure, the Thames estuary still contains highly deprived areas. The Thames estuary commission’s long term vision must have these communities at its core.

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  • ICE President Sir John Armitt is chairing a Brexit Leadership Group representing the infrastructure and construction industry

    Industry must unite to make Brexit a success

    • Author: Sir John Armitt
    • Date: 11 August, 2016

    ICE President Sir John Armitt calls for the infrastructure and construction industry to unite around a clear post-Brexit vision.

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