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Land Use/Agriculture

Even complex societies ultimately depend on farming for survival. Today, agriculture is also increasingly supplying raw materials for industry. How do we balance the increasing demands on land with the needs of wildlife and our desire for an attractive countryside?

Energy & Climate Change

Energy security is vital both to maintain the way of life in industrialised societies and to improve the lives of people in developing countries. But our use of fossil fuels is blamed for climate change. What are the real issues and solutions?


People today travel more and over longer distances, both for work and pleasure, than earlier generations ever dreamed of. This means that more of both rural and urban areas are devoted to fulfilling the need. How do we reconcile the freedom to travel with impact on the environment? 

Welcome to the Scientific Alliance

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Current Issues

Future costs of UK energy supply

The Scientific Alliance recently published part 1 of an examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios, dealing with security of supply. We are now pleased to publish part 2 - cost of supply. The authors - Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson - conclude that building more gas and nuclear stations would be considerably less expensive than any of the NG scenarios, as well as offering better energy security.

What's New

14 October 2016: Read the new report by Dr Capell Aris, published jointly with the Adam Smith Institute - Solar power in Britain: the Impossible Dream