Tom Bawden

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

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FLAG volunteers Aaron and Jay transport a trapped Environment Agency van over the flood waters on a floating pontoon

Government must do more to protect households at risk of further floods, say Tory MPs whose constituencies are worst hit

Conservative MPs representing flood-hit constituencies are pressuring Environment Secretary Owen Paterson to do more to protect households against flooding and to take climate change more seriously, The Independent has learnt.

Third of the world's food is never eaten - and it's increasing the cost of your weekly shop

Damning World Bank report criticises wasteful wealthy nations like UK and US

Watchdog unveils new rules on Big Six energy prices

Energy giants face financial penalties if they do not trade fairly with independent suppliers

Arnold Schwarzenegger joined the group attacking rightwing policies on the environment

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir James Dyson among centre-right figures trying to reclaim the green agenda for conservative politicians around the world

The transatlantic coalition argue that the environment has traditionally been the preserve of the conservative parties

Wood Review: Sir Ian Wood calls for new industry regulator

New regulator aims to ensure companies are exploiting resources to their full

The government has a colony of 101 badgers

Government maintains a badger colony to help develop TB vaccine, euthanising 63 in just two years

The government has a colony of 101 badgers for experiments to develop a contraceptive and tuberculosis vaccine for the animal, it has emerged. A further 63 government badgers have been “euthanised” in the past two years, according to the results of a Freedom of Information request.

Shell sells Australian assets to Vitol in $2.6bn deal

The sale, which will also see the Abu Dhabi Investment Council taking a stake, covers Shell's Geelong refinery and 870 forecourts

Logos for the 'Big Six'; energy companies (top row from left) British Gas, EDF, RWE npower, (bottom row from left) SSE, E.ON and ScottishPower

Backlash starts to affect Big Six energy providers as British Gas admits losing almost half a million customers in the past year

The tide has taken a decisive turn against the big six energy providers, with British Gas conceding it has lost almost half a million customers in the past 15 months following much-criticised price rises.

British Gas hit by mass customer exodus after price hike

British Gas lost 362,000 accounts last year after a 9.2% hike in prices in November

Centrica chief Sam Laidlaw rejects break-up calls as British Gas profits fall

Laidlaw says it is essential that the group remains intact to compete in global market

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Hunters protect Russia's rare Amur tiger

In an unusual move, wildlife charities have enlisted those who kill animals to help save them. Oliver Poole travels to Siberia to investigate
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How has your club fared in summer sales?

Who have bagged the bargain buys and who have landed the giant turkeys
Warwick Davis: The British actor on Ricky Gervais, how the Harry Potter set became his office, and why he'd like to play a spy

'I'm a realist; I know how hard this business is'

Warwick Davis on Ricky Gervais, Harry Potter and his perfect role
The best swim shorts for men: Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer

The best swim shorts for men

Bag yourself the perfect pair and make a splash this summer
Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Has Ukip’s Glastonbury branch really been possessed by the devil?

Meet the couple blamed for bringing Lucifer into local politics
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