Osborne’s long-game? The politics behind the down-scaling of low-carbon policies

Within weeks of the newly elected Conservative government coming into power, the down-scaling of low-carbon policies began.

Distributing power: Can the UK transition to 50% distributed, low carbon electricity system?

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Would it be possible for the UK’s electricity system to transition to one where 50% of final demand was met by distributed, low-carbon sources and delivered by communities, cooperatives, local authorities, town and parish councils and social housing providers? And, if it was technologically possible, how might the transition come about? What kinds of policy and institutional support would be necessary, and crucially, would it cost more?

An all-male panel is no way to honour Rachel Carson

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Rachel Carson faced gender-based slurs on her work in the 1960s but, 50 years on, why does the Royal Society still struggle to invite women to talk about her legacy?

Writing wrongs, righting wrongs: Gender-balance at public events

Earlier this week I wrote to the Royal Society asking why ‘Writing wrongs’ had an all-male panel. The email I sent and the response I received are included in this post.

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