Tom Bawden

Tom Bawden is Energy and Resources Correspondent for The Independent and Evening Standard.

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Durdle Door in Dorset, near where EDF Energy is planning a windfarm

Jurassic Coast windfarm plan at Unesco site ‘like bulldozing Buckingham Palace’, residents warn

MPs, locals and naturalists have banded together to fight plans by EDF Energy to build one of the world’s largest windfarms

Older, larger trees are declining because of disease

California's iconic big trees are being killed off due to climate change, scientists suspect

The researchers suspect that climate change is the biggest culprit and that big trees are acting as the ‘canary in the coalmine’ for the effects of global warming on the world’s forests

Doomsday clock: We are closer to doom than at any time since the Cold War, say scientists

Scientists have advanced the 'Doomsday Clock' by two minutes — and it’s closer to midnight than it has been since 1987

The Big Six provide about 90 per cent of UK households energy

These are Britain's worst energy suppliers for 'customer satisfaction'

A Which? survey finds a gulf between the service the Big Six offers and that provided by the less well-known suppliers

Fracking: Industry suffers blow after having first application since government changes rejected

Local government officials recommended that fracking should not be allowed to take place at two sites in Lancashire because of concerns that they would create unacceptably high levels of noise and traffic

An oil platform in the North Sea

Coalition of investors to pressure oil firms to go green

The coalition includes 150 churches, local authorities and pension funds managing more than £200bn of assets

The world's tiger population has increased dramatically, mostly thanks to India

India - which accounts for two of every three tigers worldwide - saw numbers grow from 1,411 in 2006 to 2,226 today

King’s College London ditches 'pretentious' rebrand after student anger

Students had dismissed the proposed new name 'King’s London' as 'pretentious' and more suitable for a brand of aftershave.

British Gas announced yesterday that it will cut bills – but only by 5 per cent, and not until the end of next month, when the coldest weather is likely to be over

British Gas’s 5 per cent price cut ‘measly’ in face of falling energy costs

The energy provider insisted the price cut was the biggest it could manage and would save customers £37 a year each on average

‘Aberdeen is the oil industry’ – pessimism about the future has seized the oil-dependent granite city

Aberdeen feeling the pinch amid falling oil prices

130,000 in and around the city depend on the North Sea oil industry

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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
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Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
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America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
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A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
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Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
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Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
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Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
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