AESR Briefing Paper on Energy

Published: September 2003

Pages: 16

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Architects and Engineers for Social Responsibility (AESR)

Our present production and consumption of energy is unsustainable, from the point of view of resource limits and environmental impact, and the direct and indirect effects are very likely to lead to major conflicts. The government's 2003 Energy White Paper sets out quite challenging aspirations for reducing
greenhouse gas emissions (though whether the commitment throughout all government departments to fully implement these aspirations is there is less clear). However, the White Paper is woefully complacent on issues of the energy security and its geo-political implications.

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