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The ClimateGate plot thickens. Lord Oxburgh, a member of the House of Lords who was appointed “to chair a scientific assessment panel that will examine the published science of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia,” has links to businesses that would benefit financially from low-carbon technology: he is chairman of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the wind energy company Falck Renewables. Trevor Davies, the University of East Anglia’s pro-vice-chancellor for research, said the university was aware of Lord Oxburgh’s connections but believed he would act “in an utterly objective way.”[%comments]