Karen Blakeman on August 20th, 2008

The Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) (http://www.dft.gov.uk/rfa/) has been set up by the UK Government to implement the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) (http://www.dft.gov.uk/rfa/aboutthertfo.cfm), which came into force on 1st April 2008. The RTFO obliges fossil fuel suppliers to ensure that by 2010 biofuels account for 5% by volume of the fuel supplied on UK forecourts. The […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 20th, 2008

The UK Coal Authority (http://www.coal.gov.uk) aims “to facilitate the proper exploitation of the Nation’s coal resources, whilst providing information and addressing liabilities for which the Authority is responsible, in a professional, efficient and open manner”. If you own or are purchasing a property in a coal mining area there is a search service that will […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 19th, 2008

The following business research skills courses are being run at Manchester Business School from September to October. And yes – I have a vested interest in that I am running the market research workshop! Maximising Your Qualitative Research Skills and Results Date: Wednesday 10 September Trainer: Chris Murphy Demonstrates this vital form of enquiry needed […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 16th, 2008

Thanks to Phil Bradley for the alert on this search visualisation tool. TouchGraph is a  Java application that loads into your browser window and displays the networks and connections in your data or a search results list.  There are three free demos that tie into Google,  Amazon and Facebook.  I found the last two very cumbersome […]

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Karen Blakeman on August 16th, 2008

I go away on holiday for three weeks and on my return disaster strikes. ” Yahoo! drops Boolean support” was the headline that jumped out at me as I fired up my RSS reader.  The story, carried by Pandia Search Engine News, refers to a report by Greg Notess in Online Magazine. I was not able […]

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