The new £106M Wales Millennium Centre, designed by architect Jonathan Adams is to open on 26 November. The Queen and Prince Charles will attend an inaugural gala in the 1,900 seat 'steel iceberg' arts complex.
Calls by the head of the CBI, Digby Jones, for the construction of six new power stations to be built over the next 10 years have been rebuffed by MPs. Jones claimed that new nuclear capacity would help the UK meet emissions targets but Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Patricia Hewitt maintained that targets would be met through the new emissions trading scheme, taking effect next year.
Nine US states are taking action to cap and trade greenhouse emissions despite President Bush's opposition to the Kyoto protocol. Led by governor of New York, George Pataki, the regional initiative plan to announce details of a scheme by April 2005.