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Making telecommuting sustainable

Making telecommuting sustainable

Hannah Budnitz, University of Oxford, Emmanouil Tranos, University of Bristol and Lee Chapman, University of Birmingham write on The Conversation website what it will take for the transition of working from home if we are to make it sustainable.   A transition to working from home won’t slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable … Continue reading

What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

What do Canadians think about the role oil and gas should play in Canada’s energy future, and how polarised is the conversation?

A University of Ottawa survey finds opinions polarized by party affiliation more than ideology, with party rhetoric amplifying ideological differences. Rafael Aguirre, Stephen Bird and Monica Gattinger discuss the survey on the Policy Options website.   What Canadians think about the future of oil and gas The past 12 months have roiled the global oil … Continue reading

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

Strong consumer protections are necessary in Scotland as energy efficiency measures for homes become more complex

A news item on the Scottish Housing News website explains the steps that are taken to protect consumers as renovations become more ambitious. What is the situation in your country?   Citizens Advice Scotland outlines plans to protect consumers in move to net-zero There remains a significant risk consumers who invest in energy efficiency measures … Continue reading

At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

At a meeting last year, oil industry leaders contradicted public claims that emissions of climate-warming methane are under control

Do oil companies have emissions under control or not? Hiroko Tabuchi writes on the New York Times website about a recording of a meeting of a group of energy company representatives that reveal their real views.   A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change Last summer, oil and gas-industry groups were … Continue reading

Climate change: delay is the new denial

Climate change: delay is the new denial

Denying climate change has taken on a new approach. Stuart Capstick, Research Fellow in Psychology, at Cardiff University with a contribution by Julia K. Steinberger, Professor in Social Ecology and Ecological Economics at University of Leeds write on The Conversation that delay is the new denial and they explain how to spot the arguments. What … Continue reading