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Impact of Non-Energy Policies on Energy Systems

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

Energy systems are not only affected by energy policies, but by a wide range of other policies. Yet there has been little systematic analysis of this issue, and the knowledge that does exist is often not integrated across disciplines and sectors. The aims of this scoping paper are to i) produce a comprehensive review of existing research on the impact of non-energy policies on energy systems; and on the basis of this ii) propose a future research agenda.

Next steps for energy efficiency policy in England

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:30 to 13:00

London

This seminar will discuss the future for energy efficiency schemes in businesses and homes across England, and next steps for energy efficiency policy. With the conclusion of the updated Energy Companies Obligation due in March, and the CRC scheme set to end by 2019, this conference offers a timely opportunity for delegates to engage on the direction of Government policy in energy efficiency.

Speakers include senior figures from Whitehall, business and academia.

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:30

County Hall, Westminster, London

Post Brexit, there is an emerging policy direction that puts infrastructure investment in the centre of an activist fiscal policy and the re-invention of industrial strategy. This is all framed around delivering fairness and inclusion to heal the social chasm revealed by the Brexit vote. 

This raises a huge range of new questions for infrastructure policy makers, strategists and deliverers such as:

‘Brexit means Brexit’: but what does Brexit mean for the environment?  In this new study, Dr Charlotte Burns (University of York), Professor Andrew Jordan and Dr Viviane Gravey (University of East Anglia) explore what Brexit may mean for UK environmental policies and governance processes by comparing two scenarios: a ‘soft’ and a ‘hard’ Brexit.

Environment and climate policy evaluation

By Editor on 14th September 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

The European Environment Agency’s new publication examines more than 40 years of environment policymaking in Europe.  It includes an overview of the types of public intervention that are evaluated in policy evaluations, discussing the differences among the goals, objectives and targets of these. 

The report provides an ‘evaluator’s toolbox’, with examples of evaluation approaches;  evidence collection processes and methods and examples of analytical methods.  Finally, it presents the directions that the EEA intends to pursue in the area of policy evaluation. 

People, Politics and the Planet: Any Questions?

By Editor on 15th June 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 18:30 to 21:30

London

This recent European Commission Science for Environment Policy thematic issue contains an editorial – How to decide on research policies for the environment?

London: Global Green City

By Editor on 20th April 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

Laurie Laybourn-Langton and Harry Quilter-Pinner’s report for IPPR assesses the key environmental challenges the new mayor of London will face after the May 2016 election. 

An international group of academics have produced an ESRC-funded review of the academic evidence on how EU membership has influenced UK policies, systems of decision making and environmental quality.  It also explores what the effects might be of a vote either to Remain or Leave the EU. 

In seeking to cut through the technical complexity and the uncertainty associated with the choice about the UK’s future membership status, it transparently explores the risks and opportunities across three main scenarios:

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 18:00 to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 17:00

20 June (evening arrival); training 21 – 23 June 2016, Kent

When it comes to the environment, integrated thinking and wide agreement are crucial.  To achieve this, key stakeholders need to be involved in agreeing plans, policies or practice, whether at a strategic or local level or even within organisations. 

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