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I am an honours graduate (BSc. Hons. Strath-Glasgow) coupled with an MBA-ICG (Paris) , experienced, Metallurgist - Materials Scientist and Engineer & Manager turned Consultant & Blogger. I specialised in Superalloys (aero-engine_Seminal Work peer reviewed & published IOM3_MST, Feb.1985, the 2nd issue of this now well known journal dedicated to the fundamental aspects in our multidisciplinary subject area ) My experience over a wide range of Special Alloys is extensive. (Cryogenic,Controlled Expansion-Dilatometric,Magnetic, Corrosion Resistant Grades and finally HSLA-Aircraft Undercarriage. (Great Stuff-I was lucky) My responibilities were especially in Melting & Refining to 1st Forming stage. Responsibilities include QC,QA & Accounting, Melt/Remelt Process  & Products, R&D.  Bilingual English-French. 
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Saturday, 12 December 2009

FT-Financial Times presents "Wind Power and Alternative Energies and Uses" - Video Series-COP15 Timely.

COP15 Timely video series from Financial Times on the Economics of Offshore Wind-Power, (with Joe Hogan, ABB CEO.) Fledgling industry plagued by cost concerns There are even a couple of remarks on material failures and their consequences for Materials Science and Engineering Professionals. The series continues with an impressive number of videos covering a comprehensive range of related policy issues. Influence of the coming elections in UK are
remarked upon. Other videos in the series of note are an Interview with Lord Browne ex-Chairman of BP and currently President of the Royal Institute of Engineering (UK), Sir Stuart Rose Chairman of M&S, Start and stopping the series is easy and robust. For example, I am listening to the Video Series and writing this blog post simultaneously.

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1. Fledgling industry plagued by cost concerns. with Joe Hogan ABB CEO.

2. Business has an essential role to play in the Climate Debate.

3. Less 'greenwash' and more action. with Richard Brown CEO Eurostar.

4. Lord Browne, President RAE"

Some main conclusions are:
1. that energy efficiency must be a major aim. (Joe Hogan ABB)
2. that even this will eventually be insufficient and alternatives will be required. (Richard Brown).
3. COP15 must produce a road map to tackle CC understanding fully the differing situations faced by different nations. (Lord Browne)