Manchester Policy Blogs: Energy and environment
Highlighting our research on access to cheap, clean energy, along with a need to minimise our impact on our environment.
Tackling climate change requires direct market intervention
24 May 2017
Cameron Roberts, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Sustainable Consumption Institute at The University of Manchester explains that in order to tackle climate change governments should not be afraid to intervene directly in the market. To avoid the worst consequences of climate change, we need to de-carbonise our economy. Sustainable technologies such as renewable energy, electric vehicles, […]
The UK must improve water management in the face of droughts
11 May 2017
As the threat of drought rises in the UK, Claire Hoolohan Research Associate at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers how we might change the way society uses water. The UK is braced for drought, and though weather is part of drought, so is the amount of water used by people going about […]
The road map to renewable energy
8 May 2017
Patricia Thornley, Director of The University of Manchester’s SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, comments on the UKs desperate need for a road map to renewable energy implementation. In the UK around a third of our energy consumption is used for heating – the next government should mandate energy efficient building design in all new housing developments. Low […]
People Power: Recommendations for policymakers in a new age for nuclear
2 May 2017
Following the recent Dalton Nuclear Institute Seminar ‘Small modular nuclear reactors: energy justice for the 21st century?’, Dr Jeremy Rayner, Director at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, here discusses the social dimensions of energy generation – especially in terms of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) – and highlights the importance […]
VIDEO BLOG: Wood stove emissions – how significant are they and how do we minimise them?
22 March 2017
Following on from her blog about the role of wood stoves and biomass (wood-burning) energy generation, Professor Patricia Thornley discusses in further detail the factors associated with biomass heating and the emissions they produce.