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Semi-independent reporting.

Government Departments need expert input. They use a variety of agents from specialised government bodies to academia and industry. The reports are expected to support existing or evolving policies.

Many things have changed a lot over the last 8 years. Game changing events arise from the huge efforts put in by industry. Fundamental discoveries typically take 10-20 years to become useful.

An independent body for the science of climate change.
Reporting to the Carbon Trust agency.
International Energy Agency takes global views.
Shale gas, cheap coal, renewables have changed this.
Compares EU and US transport costs. US trucks cost more.
Asia needs renewables more than the EU
Huge resources: Expensive tar sands, depleting Gas, Uranium.