Tom Bawden

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

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The amount of electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro has soared by 43 per cent in the past year

UK switches on to green power

Renewables now supply one fifth of energy – up 43 per cent in a single year

The report concluded that to communicate much more “powerfully” with the public, scientists need to personalise their story, drawing on emotions and expressing their opinions

Improved communication between experts and the public key in winning battle to curb climate change, claims expert

Professor Chris Rapley believes scientists should rely less on scientific fact and more on narrative techniques to make their points

An Iraqi security officer stands guard outside the Church of the Virgin Mary in the northern town of Bartala, east of the northern city of Mosul as some Iraqi security stayed in the town to protect the local churches and community

Long years of oil price stability are at risk, BP’s top economist warns

Prices have spiked $5 a barrel to nine-month highs of $113

A bulldozer operates atop a coal mound at the CCI Energy Slones Branch Terminal in Shelbiana, Kentucky

Climate change will ‘cost world far more than estimated’

Lord Stern says current models do not adequately reflect the science and the impact on global economies  

Amazon tribal chief’s SOS: the white man is destroying everything

Leader who enlisted Sting to save rainforest tells Tom Bawden the problem is as bad as ever

What will warmer winters do to Wordsworth’s golden daffodils?

Unleash metrics on the climate change sceptics! Met Office chief wants scientists to turn to poetry to promote research

William Wordsworth found inspiration for his poetry in his environment, not least the “golden daffodils” he saw “beside the lake”.

The resistant tree bumblebee

Invasion of tough European bumblebees could wipe out their weaker British cousins, scientists warn

A species of bee from Europe that has stronger resistance to parasite infections than native bumblebees has spread across the UK, raising fears that it could wipe out large numbers of the country’s beleagured population of domestic species.

Drilling equipment at the Cuadrilla exploration drilling site in Balcombe

No gas found in the Weald basin: Does this spell the end of the Government’s dream of a fracking revolution?

The survey casts doubt on exactly how much shale oil and gas the UK can produce - if any

The sheer number of water butts spread across the UK creates a network of easily accessible prime mosquito larvae habitat

Britain faces malaria risk as climate change sees mosquitoes thriving in garden water butts

Britain faces an increased threat from “tropical” diseases like malaria and West Nile virus – because of the increasing popularity of garden water butts.

Water surrounds flooded propeties in the village of Moorland on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater

Tories’ scepticism about climate change melts after winter floods – in their constituencies

John Gummer tells Tom Bawden a thawing in attitudes is down to recent bad weather and a tide of scientific evidence

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Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album