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Economics Unit 2 (Macro) Key Term Glossary

Economics Unit 2 (Macro) Key Term Glossary

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UK fuel sales plummet as motorists embrace efficiency

UK fuel sales plummet as motorists embrace efficiency | transport | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: AA reveals petrol sales fell by more than 20% over the past five years as demand for fuel efficient cars increases
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Cutting energy and emissions, one car at a time

Cutting energy and emissions, one car at a time | transport | Scoop.it
Katherine Portilla: Improvements in car efficiency won't be enough alone to cut emissions - we'll also need to change how we travel
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Unit 3 Micro: Debt Rises at Network Rail

Unit 3 Micro: Debt Rises at Network Rail | transport | Scoop.it
Network Rail is a state owned business whose debts are backed up by government. Network Rail owns and operates the UK's railway infrastructure.
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Infrastructure: Why it takes so long

Infrastructure: Why it takes so long | transport | Scoop.it
As the government sets out its vision for the UK's future infrastructure needs, Ross Hawkins considers why prestige construction projects take so long to get going.
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Angela Merkel 'blocks' EU plan on limiting emissions from new cars

Angela Merkel 'blocks' EU plan on limiting emissions from new cars | transport | Scoop.it
EC abandons vote on making cars more fuel efficient after intervention of German chancellor, supported by David Cameron
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The importance of container shipping

The importance of container shipping | transport | Scoop.it
I have to come clean as a self-confessed container nerd (geek alert: follow the world’s containers using this amazing tool).  Not only are the ships hugely impressive from an engineering perspective, but they are a gift for an Economics or Business...
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Carbon target not in Energy Bill

Carbon target not in Energy Bill | transport | Scoop.it
The government publishes details of its long-awaited Energy Bill, but the absence of a target for reducing carbon emissions by 2030 is criticised.

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Osborne opens the purse strings for motorists: £1.5 BILLION for road upgrades and fuel duty rise axed

Osborne opens the purse strings for motorists: £1.5 BILLION for road upgrades and fuel duty rise axed | transport | Scoop.it
The funds will be used largely to upgrade and maintain existing roads to help tackle congestion and reduce bottle necks.

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Anthony Steed's comment, December 21, 2012 4:01 AM
why is Osborne willing to spend in this area? what is it about UK's road network that is so important to the wider economy and economic welfare?
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Buses offer contactless payment

Buses offer contactless payment | transport | Scoop.it
Bus passengers in London can now choose to pay fares with a contactless card, Transport for London says.

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Anthony Steed's curator insight, December 13, 2012 7:12 AM

Interesting example of innovation in the bus market. Following the success of the Oyster card on rail. Remember....in a sense buses and tube are in ompetition with one another for passengers in London

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Fourth hub airport plan unveiled

Fourth hub airport plan unveiled | transport | Scoop.it
Plans to build a 24-hour £39bn hub airport on large sandbanks off the Kent coast are unveiled.

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Anthony Steed's comment, January 9, 2013 3:45 AM
what are the macroeconomic benefits of this new hub? What negative externalities might this plan create? How could the government ensure this hub is part of an integrated transport policy?
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Public transport gets smart

Public transport gets smart | transport | Scoop.it
Intelligent travel systems such as 'pay-and-wave' technology could help solve traffic congestion and reduce council budgets – so why are many local authorities unaware of the benefits?

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Anthony Steed's curator insight, January 9, 2013 3:40 AM

Technical and risk bearing economies of scale in public owned transport network?

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Have train fares gone up or down since British Rail?

Have train fares gone up or down since British Rail? | transport | Scoop.it
It is 20 years since rail privatisation was set in motion. Are fares higher or lower today than they were under British Rail?

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Budget 2013: Defra facing £37m budget cut by 2015

Budget 2013: Defra facing £37m budget cut by 2015 | transport | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: Energy, business, and transport also in line for budget squeeze as part of Chancellor's plan to raise funds for capital investments
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Airlines agree to curb their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020

Airlines agree to curb their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 | transport | Scoop.it
International Air Transport Association resolution calls on world governments to agree measures to manage carbon dioxide
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MPs call for train services U-turn

MPs call for train services U-turn | transport | Scoop.it
A group of MPs says it will lobby the transport secretary to get him to approve direct train services from Shrewsbury to London.
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Network Rail told to cut £2bn costs

Network Rail told to cut £2bn costs | transport | Scoop.it
Network Rail is told by the rail regulator that it must find savings of £2bn over the next five years and improve punctuality on all routes.

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Q&A: High-speed rail 2

Q&A: High-speed rail 2 | transport | Scoop.it
The government plans a new high-speed rail network, from London to Birmingham and to Manchester and Leeds, known as HS2. Here are the key points about the scheme.
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Stansted Airport sold for £1.5bn

Stansted Airport sold for £1.5bn | transport | Scoop.it
London's Stansted Airport is being sold to the owner of Manchester Airport for £1.5bn, it is announced.

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'Compelling case' for road tolls

'Compelling case' for road tolls | transport | Scoop.it
There is a "compelling" case for a system of road charging, according to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the RAC.

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Airline emissions rule too costly

Airline emissions rule too costly | transport | Scoop.it
A regional airline demands a cut in the administration needed to comply with a European Directive on fuel emissions.

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Autumn statement: George Osborne to announce cuts to fund £5bn spending

Autumn statement: George Osborne to announce cuts to fund £5bn spending | transport | Scoop.it
Departments have been asked to find £1bn more in cuts next year, rising to £2.5bn, to invest in schools, transport and science...

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Anthony Steed's comment, January 9, 2013 3:46 AM
Long term macro benefits of transport investment?
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Transport fare rises introduced

Transport fare rises introduced | transport | Scoop.it
Above inflation fare rises have come into force on London's transport network.

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Anthony Steed's comment, January 9, 2013 3:43 AM
government is hoping higher prices will mean they can reduce their own subsidy? What does this say about the PED for London's transport network?
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Network Rail unveils £37.5bn plan

Network Rail unveils £37.5bn plan | transport | Scoop.it
A £37.5bn plan to develop the UK's railway network over a five-year period is announced by Network Rail, including more capacity and better reliability.

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Doubts over EU rail link's future

Doubts over EU rail link's future | transport | Scoop.it
There are doubts over the future of a new high-speed rail link between Brussels and Amsterdam after services are suspended due to faults.

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