Plans to build genuinely mixed sustainable communities in the Thames Gateway could well be blighted by the fact that many people have negative perceptions of new build homes in large developments.
The UK and China have reached a deal to develop clean coal technology with carbon capture and storage and build a demonstration project in both the EU and China by 2020.
The European Commission has unveiled its proposals to reduce waste and conserve resources - and they have been promptly dismissed as fit for the recycling bin by environmental pressure groups.
Thai manufacturers are being urged to pay close attention to Europe's REACH agreement if they want to avoid a sharp fall in exports.
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