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In the papers today - 9 January

The European Commission will tomorrow call for 'a new industrial revolution', promoting renewable energy and nuclear power to replace dwindling fossil fuels and combat climate change. Its controversial proposals, outlined in a series of papers on energy policy and competition, are partly based on research published yesterday showing that the price of oil and gas is likely to double to $110 a barrel as global reserves plateau - The Guardian
Airbus indicated that it would stay ahead of Boeing on deliveries this year as the European aircraft maker unveiled a £3bn contract with Asia's largest budget airline for up to 100 new planes. John Leahy, chief operating officer in the company's commercial division, said he was not concerned by Boeing overtaking the company on new orders in 2006 for the first time in five years - The IndependentWeather patterns that left Britain gasping for water during repeated bouts of prolonged drought at the start of the 20th century could be back in action, researchers fear.The two unusually dry winters from 2004 to 2005 have alerted scientists to the possibility that cyclical patterns controlling droughts may be overwhelming the effects of global warming - The TimesHouseholders should face extra charges for not recycling, the Local Government Association has said. Its 'War on Waste' campaign calls for the government to give local authorities the power to impose a separate charge for waste collection and cut council tax for households that throw out less rubbish- The TimesPolymetal, the precious metals company controlled by the Russian billionaire and politician Suleiman Kerimov, will today unveil plans to raise more than $500m (£258m) with stock market listings in Moscow and London. The privately owned silver and gold mining company will say today that it plans to list in Moscow and sell global depository receipts in London through Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and UBS - Financial TimesTony Blair today wades into the growing controversy over how individuals can help to tackle global warming by declaring that he has no intention of abandoning long-haul holiday flights to reduce his carbon footprint. Days after his environment minister branded Ryanair the 'irresponsible face of capitalism' for opposing an EU carbon emissions scheme, the prime minister says it is impractical to expect people to make personal sacrifices by taking holidays closer to home - The Guardian

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