Environment and infrastructure: key issues for the 2010 Parliament

UK energy supply

The looming energy gap is on track to be filled but only if policy is implemented effectively and without delay

Carbon capture and storage

CCS potentially offers a revival of coal power with dramatically reduced carbon emissions. But much is unproven

Energy price rises and fuel poverty

With no end to high energy prices in sight, can anything be done to soften their impact?

Trading carbon

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme has shown carbon trading can contribute to emission cuts but has yet to deliver investment in low-carbon technologies

Strategic transport

The coalition Government favours high-speed rail and opposes Heathrow expansion – but many questions remain

Major infrastructure planning

How should decisions on major infrastructure projects be made?

Reducing flood risk

Annual flood damage costs £1 billion – but this could rise to £27 billion by 2080

Latest Key Issues

The Commons Library has produced a Key Issues for the new Parliament 2015.