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The Times

The West Midlands is the leading candidate to pilot a system of pay per mile road user charging. The government is offering £18M over the next three years to local authorities willing to test the system. A Department for Transport study last year concluded that the top rate of £1.34 per mile would be paid by only 0.5% of drivers on the busiest roads.

British Waterways is putting in place £17M of funding to open a 2.2km Liverpool Canal Link to Pier Head waterfront in Liverpool Taxpayers will subsidise wind farms and other forms of green energy to the tune of £6.5bn by 2010, the all party Public Accounts Committee has revealed. The bill for renewable energy will soar to £12.5bn by 2015. But the government is almost certain to miss its objective of supplying 10% of electricity from renewable sources by 2010 and 20% by 2020, the Committee predicts.

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