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Civil engineering news in the papers today - Monday 20th October 2008

Two of the main venues in the Olympic Park may have to be nationalised with the taxpayer paying nearly £900M extra as the credit crunch hits the 2012 Games, The Times has learnt...
... Ministers will meet Boris Johnson the Mayor of London, this week to consider ways of meeting the soaring bill after lack of private investment - The Times

Beijing's former vice mayor Liu Zhihua was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for taking bribes, local media reported Sunday, citing a Saturday court ruling. Liu, 59, was charged with taking bribes of about 6.97M yuan (1.02M U.S. dollars) when he was vice mayor of Beijing and director of the management committee of Zhongguancun Science Park from 1999 to 2006, according to Hengshui Intermediate People's Court in neighbouring Hebei Province - Xinhua (Chinese State news agency)

The massive planned expansion of renewable energy may produce far fewer jobs than the government has claimed, a study has found. Producing enough renewable energy to meet government targets would create about 36,000 jobs in the wind energy sector by 2020, according to a study by Bain & Company for the British Wind Energy Association, to be published on Monday - Financial Times

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