From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Robert Ashcroft
Discussion paper
November 2014

Our latest energy factsheet looks at the generation of wind energy.  It is widely accepted that to combat climate change we need to increase the proportion of renewables in our energy mix, but windfarm developments can be highly controversial, whether on- or offshore.


The UK is now the...

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
November 2014

In putting together his College of Commissioners, new Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has been making some significant early changes in structure and focus.  In the second post of our blog series on The end of a green Europe?, we examine the new Commission structure, and...

Enda Hayes and Damian Crilly
Article
November 2014

environmental SCIENTIST | Water Security | October 2014


Although the global population growth rate is declining, the global population count is continuing to increase and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, with an estimated 70 per cent living in towns and...

Dominic Sheldon
Discussion paper
October 2014

The latest addition to our series of energy factsheets looks at a method not of energy generation, but for the disposal of waste products from the burning of fossil fuels: carbon capture and storage (CCS).  CCS involves capturing Carbon dioxide released from the burning of fossil fuels,...

Robert Ashcroft
Blog
October 2014

The five year term of the current European Commission officially draws to a close on the 31st October 2014.  As the EU policy cycle renews with the influx of new Commissioners, it is a good time to take stock, review the progress that has been made, and think about the challenges...

Fred Pearce
Article
August 2014

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environmental SCIENTIST | The Contentious Issue | April 2014


We hear a lot about how the world’s population is soaring. The human total has now exceeded seven billion people, more than four times the figure of a 100...

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