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Signs Of Progress In Durban As Climate Talks Draw To A Close
2011-12-09 05:59:40

Despite a rough a start, reports are emerging from Durban that the UN climate conference may be making progress towards a legally binding deal in 2015, as poor nations form strategic partnerships with a number of wealthier countries. With talks scheduled to conclude today, one EU delegate expressed optimism that a proposed “road map” for reaching a binding agreement to cut carbon emissions by 2015 was gaining momentum. While Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent made a...

2011-01-17 00:00:40

Would-be investors in an energy-efficient power generation scheme planned for Teesside have received government assurance that the project will have Westminster's backing. (PRWeb UK) January 16, 2011 Would-be investors in an energy-efficient power generation scheme planned for Teesside have received government assurance that the project will have Westminster's backing. MGT Power had proposed a 500 million pound wood chip-burning power station for Teesside, but had become hesitant as they...

2010-12-26 00:50:58

In the government's most ambitious effort yet to tackle the problem of energy inefficiency, the Climate Secretary Chris Huhne. (PRWeb UK) December 25, 2010 In the government's most ambitious effort yet to tackle the problem of energy inefficiency, the Climate Secretary Chris Huhne has outlined his proposed Green Deal, which will fund the mass retro-fitting of energy-saving measures in existing homes. He has pledged integrity, transparency and fall-back checks to ensure that householders...

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2009-08-10 15:41:41

British police, intelligence services and local councils made more than half a million requests to access the private telephone records and emails of citizens last year, according to an annual report of government surveillance released by the Interception of Communications Commissioner. The figures show that roughly 1,500 surveillance requests were made every day in Britain, the annual equivalent to one in every 78 people being targeted.     Although these numbers...

2008-08-14 09:00:34

PROPOSALS to give public bodies the power to monitor people's email and internet records were today branded a "snoopers' charter" by Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne. A Home Office consultation paper calls for internet service providers to store information on web use and email traffic for a minimum 12 months. The powers will give investigators access to information "to assist in the investigation, detection and prosecution of serious crime". (c) 2008 Evening Gazette -...

2006-03-01 18:20:41

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats, potential kingmakers at the next election, will on Thursday choose a new leader tasked with reviving the party after a string of scandals which have left it in turmoil. Under Charles Kennedy, who quit as leader in January after saying he was battling an alcohol problem, the country's third biggest party won 22 percent of the vote in last May's election. Helped by its opposition to the Iraq war, that was...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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