Tom Bawden

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

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Rajendra Pachauri, the chairman of the world’s top climate change science body, the IPCC, has resigned following allegations of sexual harassment by a 29-year-old researcher

Rajendra Pachauri: Climate expert resigns over harassment claim

Dr Pachauri claims hackers are responsible for sending the messages

The energy regulator Ofgem has been strongly criticised for failing to ensure gas and electricity customers are getting the best value for money

Energy and Climate Change Committee: Ofgem ‘failing energy customers’

The cross-party Energy and Climate Change Committee found that government-set price caps to keep down energy-distribution costs were set far too high

Bloom’s famous kosher restaurant in London, which closed in 2010

Jewish group accuses British Veterinary Association of ‘hypocrisy’ over non-stun slaughter

Shechita UK claimed that the problems in abattoirs had nothing to do with Jewish practices, but with fundamental issues across the industry

Sales jumped 8 per cent in 2013 to 1.55 million barrels

Cheers! Britain gets a real thirst for ‘hipster’ beers

Thirty small, local, independent breweries opened in London last year, almost double the number of just two years ago, according to research

A lost Sherlock Holmes story has been unearthed

Long-lost Sherlock Holmes story by Arthur Conan Doyle written to raise funds for a bridge is found in attic

Walter Elliot, an 80-year-old historian, found it in his attic, and will put it on display at the Cross Keys Selkirk Pop-Up Community Museum

Rajendra Pachauri said he had been a victim of hacking

UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri investigated about sexual harassment

Nobel Peace Prize winner is due to lead high-stakes global warming talks

Enchilda Dinner Kits have been recalled

Sainsbury’s and Morrisons remove Mexican foods as nuts are found in some spice packs

Ground nut shells are being used in place of more expensive spices

The shale gas boom has helped to halve the price of oil since the summer

Isis threat prompts oil companies to make investment cutbacks

Two more oil companies pared back their spending yesterday amid plunging prices as the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that the rise of Isis in Iraq and Syria could severely hit supplies over the next decade.

A man and boy walk through the rain with a placard during an anti-fracking protest

BP: No UK shale oil production for two decades

There is unlikely to be any significant production of shale gas or oil in the UK and Europe for at least 20 years, according to BP’s starkest forecast yet of the fracking industry’s potential outside the US.

Tests revealed that the paprika in the Discovery Taco Seasoning spice mix contained undeclared almond protein

Paprika dishes under investigation as nuts-for-spices scandal grows

FSA recalls a fourth product from Britain’s shelves for containing undeclared almond protein

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