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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?

Transport/Infrastructure

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? 

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Current Issues


Complacency about UK energy security

The Scientific Alliance has published an important and authoritative examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios. The authors - Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson - conclude that at least 6 more conventional power stations are needed to ensure a secure electricity supply when wind farms cannot deliver.

What's New

29 June 2016: See letter about electric cars in The Times