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Tony Pixton, chief executive, Advanced Propulsion Centre

15 Sep 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

Centre stage: The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s outgoing CEO discusses how the APC is helping new technology bridge the ‘valley of death’.


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​UK’s impressive innovation record will continue to attract investment

5 Oct 2015

The UK’s success in securing its position as the world’s second-most innovative country in the world for the second year in a row will continue to attract investment in cutting edge research and development, says Karl Barnfather, patent attorney and chairman of intellectual property firm, Withers & Rogers

As well as the obvious benefits of electricity and jobs, Tidal Lagoon Power is keen to position the plant as a public amenity, with the breakwall providing 9.5km of running and cycling track

Swansea delay highlights government’s energy confusion

2 Oct 2015 | By Andrew Wade

Negotiations over funding have held back the flagship project, which aims to show proof of concept for large-scale tidal lagoon energy.


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The Chancellor has announced that a politically neutral Commission is to oversee infrastructure projects in the UK. Chaired by former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, it will seek to streamline and speed up approval and planning processes. Which sector of the infrastructure should be its first priority?