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NEPIC joins Hazardex & PPTex 2020 Conference and Exhibition as Partner Organisation 21 November 2019

NEPIC, the prominent north-east England chemical sector membership association, is the latest official Partner Organisation for the Hazardex & PPTex 2020 Conference and Exhibition, which will be held on February 26 and 27 at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire....

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Coal-fired generation capacity growth in China far outstrips closures in rest of world 21 November 2019

China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts (GW), or about 4.5% of total capacity, in the 18 months to June. Over the same period, capacity in the rest of the world fell significantly, according to a study published on November 20....

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California to tighten oil and gas industry regulation 20 November 2019

On November 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced new measures to toughen regulation over hydrocarbon extraction operations within the state. These measures are in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s efforts to ease regulation to boost US oil and gas production....

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Chinese safety regulators blame ‘reckless greed’ after 15 die in coal mine blast 19 November 2019

A coal mine explosion that killed 15 people in northern China should be blamed on “reckless greed” and neglect, the state safety regulator said on November 19. Nine miners were also injured in the explosion, which is believed to have been caused by a gas blast, and were in a stable condition in hospital....

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France announces plans for giant windfarm off Normandy 19 November 2019

The French energy ministry is firming up plans to construct a 1-gigawatt (GW) wind farm off the northern coast of Normandy with up to 80 wind turbines of around 12 megawatts each. The ministry said wind and seabed conditions were very favourable for offshore wind power at the proposed site....

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The most popular content from two years of Connectivity 19 November 2019

To celebrate its anniversary, sister title Connectivity has released a special print edition! It contains some of the best content published over the last two years and is an ideal guide to those starting their Industry 4.0 journey....

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Indian fire equipment company explosion kills two, injures 15 18 November 2019

A blast at a fire-suppression system manufacturer in Mangaon, 150 km south east of Mumbai, killed two staff members and injured a further 15 on November 15, according to local media. Three of the injured are in critical condition....

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UK explosive cash machine burglary gang receive prison sentences 18 November 2019

Five men have been jailed for a total of more than 45 years after a series of cash machine (ATM) burglaries across north-west England. The men stole just under £500,000 between March 2018 and February 2019 from 15 cash machines in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Yorkshire and Wales....

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Illegal custody of hazardous waste caused Chinese chemical blast that killed 78 people 18 November 2019

A chemical blast in eastern China that killed 78 people and injured hundreds more was caused by the illegal custody of hazardous chemical waste, the incident’s lead investigative team has said....

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Using mountains for long-term energy storage 15 November 2019

The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. A researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), a scientific research institute located in Laxenburg, near Vienna, Austria, proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue. 

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