East England homes plan approved but could cause water shortages and congestion
The East of England Regional Assembly (EERA) has given its backing to a controversial plan to build nearly half a million homes in an area stretching between Buckinghamshire and Norfolk, amid much criticism from environmental groups.
European CO2 emission trading moves closer
The European Commission has approved eight more national allocation plans (Naps) for the EU carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions trading scheme. The development means industry in 16 countries is now cleared to start trading from the scheme's scheduled launch just 73 days from now. It is uncertain how many of the remaining nine will be ready in time.
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