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Tom Bawden

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

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Neil Young performing at Hyde Park, London, earlier this month

Neil Young signs on to save the rainforest - using solar powered mobile phones

The composer of After The Goldrush has teamed up with Rainforest Connection – the brainchild of American physicist Topher White

BP warns investors to be braced for new sanctions against Russia

BP warned any further international sanctions imposed on Russia over the MH17 plane crash could have a “material adverse impact” on the company

Demonstrators carry placards as they gather for an anti-fracking protest in London last week

Up for shale: the auction that will open half the country to fracking

As developers get set to bid in the UK’s biggest sale of onshore gas licences, the commercial benefits of drilling remain far from clear

Pangolins have long been caught and killed for their purported medicinal properties, which include being a treatment for psoriasis and poor circulation

African Pangolins at risk of extinction after becoming east Asian food favourites

More than a million pangolins are believed to have been snatched from the wild over the past decade

Summer heatwave may encourage 'tourism' of rare butterflies and bees to the UK, experts say

The sighting of a yellow-legged tortoiseshell butterfly, last seen in the UK in 1953, has confirmed that we are set for an extraordinary summer

Electricity networks fined £3.3m for being too slow in winter power cuts

The energy regulator has fined electricity network providers SSE and UK Power Networks £3.3m after an investigation into prolonged power cuts over Christmas concluded that they could have handled the situation better.

Cut VAT on recycled products to boost sales, Government told

The Government should slash VAT on recycled products to make them competitive with goods made from virgin materials, according to a cross-party group of MPs which criticises the Coalition for lacking ambition and leadership on recycling.

Ofgem orders SSE and UKPN to pay extra £3.3m in power cut compensation

Ofgem to raise the minimum payout from £27 to £70 for customers who go 24 hours without power

Under the current rate of progress, the UK will only reduce its carbon emissions by 21- 23 per cent between 2013 and 2025

Climate Change Committee blames Government over slow rate of progress in reducing UK carbon emissions

The report pointed out that just 170,000 cavity walls were insulated in 2013, down from more than 600,000 in 2012

A woman having her eyes examined at the City Hospital in Belfast

Scientists find early warning system for Alzheimer’s in the retina and lens of the eye

Researchers are hopeful that two eye tests can accurately spot ‘biomarkers’ of the disease

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