Only a third of the public supports the building of new nuclear power stations in Britain, according to a poll carried out for the Financial Times.
This scepticism suggests that the government faces a significant challenge in persuading the country that fresh investment in nuclear energy is needed - The Financial Times
Drivers should pay to use Britain's clogged roads network and be charged more in rush hour, according to a draft study that envisages widespread use of tolls to cut congestion and boost the economy. Sir Rod Eddington, the former British Airways chief executive commissioned by Chancellor Gordon Brown to provide solutions for the nation's transport problems, is said by senior Whitehall insiders to have backed road-user charging as well as fresh spending on roads to tackle major bottlenecks - The Financial Times
Britain will not meet European targets for the use of biofuels in road transport, according to a report from the House of Lords European Union committee. It urges ministers to consider whether further tax incentives will be needed to promote biofuel use - The Guardian
EADS, owner of Airbus, will this week or next give the go-ahead to launch the new A350 wide-bodied jet and could call in promised government loans to fund the Eu10bn (£6.8bn) programme. Any decision to reactivate 'launch aid' from Britain, France, Germany and Spain would inflame a long-running dispute between the EU and the US- The Guardian
Europeans are overwhelmingly convinced that human activity is contributing to global warming, and a majority would be prepared to accept restrictions on their lifestyle to combat it, according to a poll for the Financial Times. Research carried out this month by Harris Interactive in Germany, France, the UK, Italy and Spain found that 86% of people believed humans were contributing to climate change, and 45% thought it would be a threat to them and their families within their lifetimes - The Financial Times