Tom Bawden

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

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Happy Mondays star Bez joins protesters blocking lorries trying to enter the Igas fracking exploration site at Barton Moss in Salford yesterday. Bez, real name Mark Berry, intends to stand for Parliament next year for the Salford seat.

Fracking industry launches charm offensive as it looks for the last piece of the puzzle - public opinion

The Government and fracking companies have launched a joint charm offensive in a bid to win “a social licence” to operate from a general public that is widely opposed to shale gas development.

Dungeness nuclear power station

Regulator gave Dungeness nuclear power plant a week to address safety fears

'The Independent' revealed that energy giant EDF quietly shut one of the station’s two reactors for several months last year due to concerns over its flood defences

George Osborne will freeze the carbon tax charged to the biggest CO2 emitters

Budget 2014: Manufacturers get £7bn cut on energy bills

The Chancellor announced a £7bn package to cut energy bills for British manufacturers and households in an attempt to help business compete better overseas and to take the pressure off struggling consumers.

The logo of Japan's electronic commerce and Internet company Rakuten

Play.com owner linked to Japan trade in ivory and whale meat

The Japanese owner of the CD and DVD e-commerce website Play.com has been identified as the world’s biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat.

Dungeness nuclear power station

Exclusive: Dungeness nuclear power station quietly taken offline for five months over fears of Fukushima-style flood disaster

An internal report by operator EDF found that the shingle bank sea defences at the site in Kent were 'not as robust as previously thought'

The report predicts that climate change will reduce median crop yields by 2 per cent per decade for the rest of the century

Official prophecy of doom: Global warming will cause widespread conflict, displace millions of people and devastate the global economy

Leaked draft report from UN panel seen by The Independent is most comprehensive investigation into impact of climate change ever undertaken - and it's not good news

The review of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary's handling of the trial badger cull last Autumn centred on four incidents

Badger cull: 'Blinkered' police failed to listen to protesters' claims, says review

More than 300 'information markers' were placed on vehicles involved in protest and recorded on the Police National Computer

Shell to slash spending in US operations in first shake-up under new boss

Oil giant Shell is set to cut spending on US oil and gas production by a fifth this year and split its “downstream” operations in the country into separate businesses.

Fracking shame: Full threat to British wildlife is laid bare in a new report showing up to half the country could be licensed for shale gas extraction

The threat posed to wildlife by fracking is laid bare today as a new report identifies vast swathes of environmentally sensitive land across Britain that could be excavated for shale oil and gas.

Two pilot badger culls held last Autumn fell short of their targets

Case for the badger cull called into question as new figures show huge decline in bovine TB

The case for the controversial badger cull has been undermined by new figures which reveal a significant decline in the number cattle infected by bovine tuberculosis last year.

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices