Environment and energy

Energy and environmental issues are never off the agenda in Parliament and this section provides analysis of issues such as energy infrastructure, energy security, climate change and agricultural innovations.

Persistent Toxic Substances

A range of toxic chemicals have become widely distributed throughout the environment as a result of their properties that resist degradation

Interconnections to Overseas Electricity Grids

This note would discuss the benefits and disadvantages of interconnections to overseas electricity grids and the potential effects of Brexit on interconnection investment and policy.

Fisheries Management

This POSTnote will discuss current and future approaches to UK fisheries management in light of Brexit.

Meet the advisers

Jonathan Wentworth

Jonathan Wentworth

Jonny has a background in plant ecology with a PhD in plant ecological genetics. He worked as a civil servant in MAFF and Defra before joining POST.

Jack Miller

Jack joined POST following a placement with the National Assembly for Wales Research Service. He previously conducted research on energy-economy interactions at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), where he also completed an MSc in Energy Policy examining shale gas production in the US.