Incinerators were supposed to be a panacea, turning the UK’s waste mountain into clean energy. A SourceMaterial investigation found that the government is committing hundreds of millions of pounds of public money to an industry riddled with conflicts of interest, and far less green or cost-effective than it appears.
The Telegraph 19 March 2011
With the eyes of the world watching, Japanese soldiers and workers continue to battle to keep the six nuclear reactors at Fukushima from meltdown.
The Telegraph 13 September 2009
Photographers were already hovering when Lehman Brothers staff arrived on the morning of September 15, 2008.
The Telegraph 15 October 2007
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is renowned for his whooping enthusiasm. This is the man who ripped his vocal cords while rallying the troops, who has been immortalised on YouTube screaming and jumping on stage in a terrifying display of hyperactivity.
The Telegraph 13 August 2007
Last time you bought something from the supermarket, it was most likely shipped using software powered by German giant SAP. The third biggest software company in the world quietly lubricates millions of business dealings each day with Teutonic efficiency.
The Telegraph 23 June 2007
Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea confides: “My great-grandfather was in the police and he had the unpleasant task of having to arrest Mahatma Gandhi three times.” By a simple twist of fate Bilimoria’s grandfather, a colonel in the Indian army, went on to protect Gandhi at the time of India’s independence. There was an awkward moment, so the story goes, when India’s new leader realised this man was in fact the son of his former captor but it fast evaporated.
The Telegraph 28 September 2006
The Government’s hugely ambitious National Programme for IT, which aims to create electronic patient records and link all the NHS IT systems across the country, is a laudable attempt to drag the National Health Service kicking and screaming into the 21st century. However, the 10-year pounds 6.2bn project has been beset with controversy and delays.
The Telegraph 3 July 2006
Waiting for Larry Ellison, chief executive of enterprise software giant Oracle, is a lot like waiting for a rock star, with endless flunkies preparing the way as the tension mounts and the minutes tick by. That feeling is only compounded by the fact that we sit waiting on his 452.5ft yacht (complete with basketball court), floating somewhere off the east coast of Spain.