From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Amy Woodget
Blog
May 2015
The use of drones has become one of the latest hot topics within the media, with reports covering everything from their sometimes controversial military applications, to their position at the forefront of the latest Christmas toy craze. Perhaps less frequently publicised is the potential of these...
Robert Ashcroft
Discussion paper
April 2015
As the 7th May draws closer, the General Election campaign is nearing its end. However, so far it seems that we've heard relatively little from the prospective candidates and party leaders about their environmental policies. Environmental issues have generally been eclipsed in debate by the economy...
Dustin Benton and Jonny Hazell
Article
April 2015
environmental SCIENTIST | New materials and the circular economy | March 2015
The circular economy has become a hot topic for business leaders in Europe over the last three years. Spurred by a resource price shock following the financial crisis, many companies are exploring...
Robert Ashcroft
Discussion paper
February 2015
In the last of our series of factsheets on energy generation technologies we look at solar photovoltaics (PV).
Although there are some exceptions, solar energy generation is fairly uncontroversial in the UK. Nevertheless, despite the widely recognised need to increase the proportion of renewables...
Robert Ashcroft
Infographic
January 2015
Since 1997 all local authorities have been carrying out reviews and assessments of air quality. If this monitoring highlights areas where the national air quality objectives are unlikely to be met, under the Environment Act 1995 they are required to designate an Air Quality Management...
Robert Ashcroft
Blog
January 2015
After several weeks of waiting and delay, the much anticipated Government Science and Innovation strategy statement was finally released on the 17th December.  A collaborative effort between Greg Clark (Minister for Universities, Science and Cities), Vince Cable (Business, Innovation and...

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Getting to the heart of an issue

On these pages our authors, graphic designers and scientists provide in depth analysis of news stories, topical issues and emerging science.

A wide range of analysis will appear on this page, but two of our main themes for 2015 will be:

  • The Ecosystem Approach in practice; and
  • The environment's place in the political landscape.

If you feel you can contribute to these themes, please get in touch.

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