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.
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.
Euratom and leaving the European Union
20 February 2017
The pending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from Euratom (the European nuclear regulator) has caused controversy, as membership is neither related to nor dependent upon membership of the European Union. Here, The University of Manchester’s Professor Juan Matthews, Professor Francis Livens, and Professor Tim Abram explain what this move will mean for the British nuclear […]
Clearing the Air – addressing current concerns about wood stove and biomass emissions
8 February 2017
Recent weeks have seen increasing concerns about the role of wood stoves and biomass (wood-burning) energy generation in carbon emissions and air pollution, including stories in our national media. Here, Director of The University of Manchester’s SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, Professor Patricia Thornley, explains how the story has got ahead of the science and risks presenting […]
We must allow nuclear power to play its part in tackling climate change
28 November 2016
This month, the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) took place in Marrakech, Morocco. Here, Prof Melissa Denecke reflects on the letter that Women in Nuclear Global wrote on the occasion of COP21 last year and argues that investing in Nuclear Energy is vital to tackling climate change. Decision-makers across the […]
How Manchester – and others – can make the most of natural capital
23 November 2016
Natural capital is finally being recognised as an essential part of a growing economy, writes Dieter Helm, Chair of the National Capital Committee, which is meeting at The University of Manchester today. After decades of decline the Government is bringing forth a 25 year plan to ensure that the next generation has a better environment […]