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.

Flexible electricity networks

Considers changes to electricity networks in moving towards a 'smart' and 'flexible' system

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage

Examines the current issues relating to carbon capture and the feasibility of meeting climate change objectives

Environmental principles: what works

Summarises the use of environmental principles and the challenges and opportunities for using them in environmental policy

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.