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Higher energy costs will be a hard sell to the public
Energy bills ‘too low’ say Royal Society

By Liz Stephens If the UK is to have any chance of developing new green technologies, consumers will need to pay more for energy, a group of leading scientists and engineers has said. The Royal Society study, which was published today, also calls for the government to prioritise research into alternative energies, calling current climate… Read more »

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Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Ed Miliband: 'Copenhagen is make or break time for the climate'
Brown launches climate change manifesto

By Alice Cannet Gordon Brown tried to reaffirm the UK leadership in the fight against climate change, in a new report ahead of the decisive Copenhagen conference. The prime minister said he wanted to set up a £60 billion annual fund dedicated to helping poor countries deal with climate change towards which the UK would… Read more »