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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We know that a solid evidence base should be essential for policymaking across all areas. The What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth examines which polices are most effective at increasing local economic growth and supports policymakers to produce more high quality evidence to better guide future decision making and policy effectiveness. Professor Henry Overman, […]
This week, the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) is taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. In light of the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, Simon Chin Yee and Lauren Gifford blog from the conference, reflecting on what the election might mean for global climate change policy. […]