Archive for April 20th, 2012

#London2012 #Olympics budget – an annotated graphic

April 20, 2012

As the front cover of one of the UK’s red-top national newspapers informs us today, there are but 95 days or so left until the London 2012 Olympic games begin.

As any good party planner will tell you, it behoves one to keep a watchful eye on costs. It seems that the UK government could have done with reining in its spending a little before inviting the world to join it in celebration, with the revelation that the 2005 estimated budget of £2.4 billion has spiralled – as a government’s estimated costs are typically wont to do – to a final budget of £11.3 billion.

This helpful graphic breaks down the costs and source of the money.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

London'€™s soaring Olympic budget

London'€™s soaring Olympic budget

#Nuclear industry recovers after #Fukushima – an annotated graphic

April 20, 2012

After the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, several major nations – including Germany, Belgium and Italy – vowed to quit atomic energy.

One year later, 44 of the world’s nations – including 18 previously non-nuclear countries – propose building over 540 new reactors.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Nuclear industry's international recovery

Nuclear industry’s international recovery

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