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In the papers today - Friday 4 January

A project to get Europe's trains running seamlessly from one country to another is unnecessarily complex...

... and has been poorly managed, promting a series of costly delays, according to leading figures in the sector – Financial Times

The stampede to close final salary pension schemes has eased and may be over, says the annual survey from the National Association of Pension Funds – Financial Times

RWE Npower, the energy supplier, is expected today to announce a double digit increase in gas and electricity bills for the bulk of its 4M customers, many of whom face freezing temperatures in Scotland and the north of England – Financial Times

A group of scientists and academics today condemns as undemocratic and possibly illegal the government's plans to force through a new generation of nuclear power stations to meet Britain's energy needs for the next 30 years – Guardian

Gordon Brown has been challenged to prove his green credentials by blocking plans to build Britain's first coal-fired power station for 24 years. Environmental activists condemned a decision by councillors to support an application to demolish an outdated plant in Kent and replace it with another that burns coal, widely regarded as the dirtiest fossil fuel - Independent

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