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The case for expensive infrastructure projects

We ask whether high speed rail links are worth the large sums of money they cost to build. There's concern that a planned $70bn high speed rail line in the UK may go way over budget. The chief executive of the HS2 line, Mark Thurston, responds to criticism of the project. And professor Germa Bel, an expert on transport and infrastructure at the University of Barcelona tells us about challenges that high speed rail has faced in Spain. Also in the programme, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has won re-election in a landslide. Shubhada Rao is chief economist at YES bank and explains what five more years of BJP rule might mean for the Indian economy. Plus as Botswana lifts a ban on hunting elephants, Dr Mark Jones, head of policy at international wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation, discusses why conservationists are opposed to the move.

26 MIN7 hours ago
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The case for expensive infrastructure projects

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

The global internet giant Amazon has just won a first round in what's turning out to be a battle over the ethics of selling facial recognition technology to national governments. We hear from Mary Beth Gallagher from the director of Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment - a membership coalition of Catholic institutional investors and the Sisters of St. Joseph. One of their members hold shares in Amazon and were the lead proponent of the resolution. As electric transportation begins to catch on, we look at the infrastructure required. Making it possible for electric buses to just plug in and go sometimes requires a power storage battery at the bus depot. James Basden is co-founder of Zenobe, which installs such systems, and he tells us they can also be useful for helping intermittent renewable energy to be harnessed more effectively. And Yayoi Sekine of Bloomberg's New Energy Foundation discusses how China is becoming the world leader in battery storage systems. Also in the ...

26 MIN23 hours ago
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Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

Britain's second biggest steel company collapses

Britain's second biggest steel producer, British Steel, has been put into liquidation, leaving 5,000 jobs at risk, and endangering another 20,000 in the supply chain. Carys Roberts is chief economist at left wing think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research, and explains the pressures British Steel has been under. As electric transportation begins to catch on, we look at the infrastructure required. Making it possible for electric buses to just plug in and go sometimes requires a power storage battery at the bus depot. James Basden is co-founder of Zenobe, which installs such systems, and he tells us they can also be useful for helping intermittent renewable energy to be harnessed more effectively. And Yayoi Sekine of Bloomberg's New Energy Foundation discusses how China is becoming the world leader in battery storage systems. Plus ahead of this week's European Union parliamentary elections, our economics correspondent Andrew Walker discusses the varying economic picture acro...

26 MIN1 days ago
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Britain's second biggest steel company collapses

Latest Episodes

The case for expensive infrastructure projects

We ask whether high speed rail links are worth the large sums of money they cost to build. There's concern that a planned $70bn high speed rail line in the UK may go way over budget. The chief executive of the HS2 line, Mark Thurston, responds to criticism of the project. And professor Germa Bel, an expert on transport and infrastructure at the University of Barcelona tells us about challenges that high speed rail has faced in Spain. Also in the programme, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has won re-election in a landslide. Shubhada Rao is chief economist at YES bank and explains what five more years of BJP rule might mean for the Indian economy. Plus as Botswana lifts a ban on hunting elephants, Dr Mark Jones, head of policy at international wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation, discusses why conservationists are opposed to the move.

26 MIN7 hours ago
Comments
The case for expensive infrastructure projects

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

The global internet giant Amazon has just won a first round in what's turning out to be a battle over the ethics of selling facial recognition technology to national governments. We hear from Mary Beth Gallagher from the director of Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment - a membership coalition of Catholic institutional investors and the Sisters of St. Joseph. One of their members hold shares in Amazon and were the lead proponent of the resolution. As electric transportation begins to catch on, we look at the infrastructure required. Making it possible for electric buses to just plug in and go sometimes requires a power storage battery at the bus depot. James Basden is co-founder of Zenobe, which installs such systems, and he tells us they can also be useful for helping intermittent renewable energy to be harnessed more effectively. And Yayoi Sekine of Bloomberg's New Energy Foundation discusses how China is becoming the world leader in battery storage systems. Also in the ...

26 MIN23 hours ago
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Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

Britain's second biggest steel company collapses

Britain's second biggest steel producer, British Steel, has been put into liquidation, leaving 5,000 jobs at risk, and endangering another 20,000 in the supply chain. Carys Roberts is chief economist at left wing think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research, and explains the pressures British Steel has been under. As electric transportation begins to catch on, we look at the infrastructure required. Making it possible for electric buses to just plug in and go sometimes requires a power storage battery at the bus depot. James Basden is co-founder of Zenobe, which installs such systems, and he tells us they can also be useful for helping intermittent renewable energy to be harnessed more effectively. And Yayoi Sekine of Bloomberg's New Energy Foundation discusses how China is becoming the world leader in battery storage systems. Plus ahead of this week's European Union parliamentary elections, our economics correspondent Andrew Walker discusses the varying economic picture acro...

26 MIN1 days ago
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Britain's second biggest steel company collapses
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