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Macadamia nut shells are to be burnt to provide electricity in a new scheme planned for the town of Gympie, in Queensland, Australia. The waste shells will fuel a steam turbine.

The Financial Services Authority inquiry into the actions of Railtrack directors in the run-up to the company's collapse has been extended to five months. This means that more details of Railtrack's negotiations with the government ahead of the decision to put it into administration will come under scrutiny.

London's Millennium Dome site is expected to have cost £10M in maintenance, decommissioning and preparation for sale, planning minister Lord Falconer said this week.

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