Tom Bawden

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

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SSE announced it is cutting gas bills by 4.1 per cent cut – but not for another 95 days (PA)

SSE attacked for delaying cuts in household gas price until spring

Consumer groups have also poured scorn on the other five leading energy firms’ price cuts

Dame Vivienne Westwood speaking at a fracking protest outside Parliament on Monday (AP)

Backbench rebellion threat sees fracking regulations toughened

Ministers have now agreed to an outright ban on fracking in all national parks, sites of special interest and areas of outstanding natural beauty

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.

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