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    Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions – Book Review

Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions – Book Review

Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions. Benjamin J. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown and Scott V. Valentine. Johns Hopkins University Press. 2016.

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Global energy policy has become the focus of intense public debate and contention. For much of the twentieth century, energy policy was primarily about how to secure a steady supply, most of it […]

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    The environment and climate change: 10 posts to help you take a stance

The environment and climate change: 10 posts to help you take a stance

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An environmental disaster in Brazil raises highly problematic risk and regulation issues

In this regulatory regime, parent companies are seen as responsible and the federal regulator as weak, writes Martin Lodge

 
Business involvement in climate negotiations has come a long way

But businesses are not yet playing a leading role in the new area of climate cooperation, writes Robert Falkner

 

 

Refining the climate […]

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    Business involvement in climate negotiations has come a long way

Business involvement in climate negotiations has come a long way

As the Paris climate summit is nearing its end, an impressive array of global business leaders from around the world have lent their support to a strong climate agreement. Why are the likes of Richard Branson, Ratan Tata and Paul Polman calling for international cooperation on climate change? How serious are their commitments, and what can be done to […]