Climate change and energy

SGR produces a range of outputs on the issue of 'Climate change and energy'. This covers climate change science, technological and policy responses to climate change, energy supply technologies (especially renewable energy and nuclear power), energy use and energy efficiency (including in transport and buildings), and related policy and lifestyle issues.

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Gareth Dale outlines proposals for a major increase in employment in the UK climate sector.

Article from SGR Newsletter No. 38; winter 2010
 

Stuart Parkinson discusses the latest twists and turns in the climate science debate, and its relevance for public interest science.

Editorial from SGR Newsletter no. 38; winter 2010
 

Nick Reeves, Alasdair Beal and Stuart Parkinson outline contrasting positions on the issue of low-carbon energy in the UK. In the first article, Reeves questions whether ministers can be trusted on the environment if they say that nuclear power and coal are a major part of the answer to Britain’s energy needs. In the second, Beal questions whether it will be straightforward to avoid building new coal-fired power stations. In the
third article, Parkinson discusses some recent UK energy modelling studies which demonstrate the possible low carbon, non-nuclear scenarios.

Three articles from SGR Newsletter no. 37; spring 2009
 

Stuart Parkinson examines the UK’s record on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, arguing that official figures hide a lack of progress and highlighting the key reforms that need to be made.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 36, autumn 2008
 

Rachel Western argues that the nuclear industry and the UK government are not properly considering the scientific evidence in their rush to ‘solve’ the problem of radioactive waste.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 36, autumn 2008
 

Dave Andrews and Martin Quick give two perspectives on the potential for expanding the deployment of variable or intermittent renewable energy in the UK. In the first article, Andrews argues that the disadvantages of these types of technologies are much less than detractors claim while, in the second article, Quick outlines some innovative ways of expanding their deployment.

Two articles from SGR Newsletter no.36, autumn 2008
 

Kate Macintosh MBE outlines the environmental standards for new housing in the UK and argues that the bigger problems related to the quality of the existing housing stock are being neglected.

Article from SGR Newsletter 36, autumn 2008
 

Stuart Parkinson and Chris Langley outline SGR’s latest research whose revelations include statistics from across the industrialised world showing the massive imbalance between government R&D spending for military purposes and that for social and environmental purposes.

Article for SGR Newsletter, No. 35, winter 2008
 

Philip Webber, SGR, analyses the latest research on the potential climatic impacts of nuclear war and demonstrates that the firepower of just one of the UK’s Trident submarines could be devastating for the whole planet.

Article from SGR Newsletter, No. 35, winter 2008
 

Iran is under scrutiny: Western governments claim its nascent nuclear power programme masks plans for nuclear weapons development. Frank Barnaby, Oxford Research Group, assesses the validity of the West’s claims and argues that use of military force against Iran’s nuclear programme will only make matters worse.

Article from SGR Newletter, no. 34, summer 2007