Tagged with impact

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

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

Is air quality affecting house prices?

Is air quality affecting house prices?

As we see our cities tackling air pollution, we understandably first turn to the health of their citizens. Katie Morley writes in The Telegraph about another concern, the impact on house prices. Have you experienced this?   High pollution is reducing house prices by 15pc as buyers reject ‘unhealthy’ homes Property listings will include traffic … Continue reading

Assessing the benefits of energy efficiency

Assessing the benefits of energy efficiency

It is encouraging to see when the benefits of sustainable energy are explained to new audiences Stacey Paradis, executive director of the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, writes a good article on the midwestenergynews website about the benefits of energy efficiency that Americans should remember, even as the US federal government starts dismantling many of the … Continue reading