Book review of new history of Chernobyl tragedy

Book review of new history of Chernobyl tragedy

The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 has had a long-lasting impact on our energy and environmental policies. Viv Groskop writes a review in The Guardian about a new book that is the first comprehensive history. Groskop explains that without losing any detail or nuance, the author, Harvard professor Serhil Plokhy, “has a knack for making complicated … Continue reading

International investigation into mysterious source of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical now destroying the ozone layer

International investigation into mysterious source of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical now destroying the ozone layer

Scientists are raising a concern that someone is currently making a banned chemical that is destroying the ozone layer. Chris Mooney explains latest developments in an article on The Washington Post website. Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect Emissions of a banned, ozone-depleting chemical are on the … Continue reading

National security and the implications of climate change

National security and the implications of climate change

While this article is about Australia, it is an important message for all countries. Matt McDonald, Associate Professor of International Relations at The University of Queensland writes about a new Australian report that notes that climate change has a range of important security implications, both domestically and internationally.   Senate report: climate change is a … Continue reading

Latest update on climate mitigation finance

Latest update on climate mitigation finance

The SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) provides the recent update on European developments in climate mitigation finance.   Climate Mitigation Finance Update: Focus on Europe In the past month, Europe has seen a flurry of activity relating to finance for climate mitigation, including a €300 million investment partnership between … Continue reading

Impact of energy efficiency policies on energy consumption

Impact of energy efficiency policies on energy consumption

We are always looking for more evidence of the impact of energy efficiency policies and programmes. Kevin Jarzomski and Nicholas Chase write on the American Journal of Transportation Website review scenarios developed in the US Energy Information Administration’s recent Annual Energy Outlook. Would you agree?   Changing energy efficiency and fuel economy standards affects energy … Continue reading