The complex decision-making of climate-induced relocation: adaptation and loss and damage – Climate Policy

ABSTRACT Climate change is increasingly challenging the ability of millions of people to sustain livelihoods as the places where they live become uninhabitable. The relocation of populations as individuals, households, and communities within countries and across international borders demonstrates the complexity of climate change impacts. Looking at the literature, some researchers argue that relocation caused … [Read More] The complex decision-making of climate-induced relocation: adaptation and loss and damage – Climate Policy

To pay solar households fairly, we need to understand the true value of solar – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Joe Wyndham and Jay Rutovitz The Australian government is reviewing our electricity market to make sure it can provide secure and reliable power in a rapidly changing world. Faced with the rise of renewable energy and limits on carbon pollution, The Conversation has asked experts what kind of future awaits the grid. … [Read More] To pay solar households fairly, we need to understand the true value of solar – The Conversation

Emissions trading for electricity is the sensible way forward – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Tony Wood and David Blowers The preliminary report from the Finkel Review of electricity market security will be presented to COAG today. Leaked versions indicate that the report notes the urgent need for long-term policy certainty on climate change and that some policies (such as carbon pricing) reduce emissions at lower cost … [Read More] Emissions trading for electricity is the sensible way forward – The Conversation

Why power prices higher without a carbon price – Renew Economy

Extract from an article by Tristan Edis Those within the Government that pushed to dump a scheme to reduce the emissions intensity of our electricity sector were very clear about why – keeping electricity prices low and power supplies secure.  The problem is that they’re not actually helping the situation, as it appears the Chief Scientist, … [Read More] Why power prices higher without a carbon price – Renew Economy

Ten years of backflips over emissions trading leave climate policy in the lurch – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Marc Hudson Ten years ago on Saturday (December 10) Prime Minister John Howard announced the Coalition government would investigate an emissions trading scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It was a remarkable backflip after a decade of rejecting such a policy. But fast-forward ten years and we have seen a dizzying … [Read More] Ten years of backflips over emissions trading leave climate policy in the lurch – The Conversation

Outcome Reporting Bias in Government Sponsored Policy Evaluations: A Qualitative Content Analysis of 13 Studies – PLoS One

ABSTRACT The reporting of evaluation outcomes can be a point of contention between evaluators and policy-makers when a given reform fails to fulfil its promises. Whereas evaluators are required to report outcomes in full, policy-makers have a vested interest in framing these outcomes in a positive light–especially when they previously expressed a commitment to the … [Read More] Outcome Reporting Bias in Government Sponsored Policy Evaluations: A Qualitative Content Analysis of 13 Studies – PLoS One

Working with the media can be beneficial but linking to and citing your research should be compulsory – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Andy Tattersall It’s great when academic research is covered by the media but too often this coverage fails to link back to or properly cite the research itself. It’s time academics insisted on this and Andy Tattersall outlines the benefits of doing so. As well as pointing more people to your … [Read More] Working with the media can be beneficial but linking to and citing your research should be compulsory – The Impact Blog at LSE

Energy efficiency of housing for older citizens: Does it matter? Energy Policy

Highlights •Housing quality impacts on the health and economic wellbeing of older people. •This demographic can have limited capacity to manage and pay for thermal comfort. •Building thermal performance is not disclosed or linked to occupants’ health care. •Energy and health policies need to be much more closely aligned. •This can be through building regulations, … [Read More] Energy efficiency of housing for older citizens: Does it matter? Energy Policy

Reliable renewable electricity is possible if we make smart decisions now – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Bonnie McBain The Australian government is reviewing our electricity market to make sure it can provide secure and reliable power in a rapidly changing world. Faced with the rise of renewable energy and limits on carbon pollution, The Conversation has asked experts what kind of future awaits the grid. Unreliable electricity … [Read More] Reliable renewable electricity is possible if we make smart decisions now – The Conversation

How do we deal with the prospect of increased climate migration? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Jane McAdam On average, one person is displaced each second by a disaster-related hazard. In global terms, that’s about 26 million people a year. Most move within their own countries, but some are forced across international borders. As climate change continues, more frequent and extreme weather events are expected to put … [Read More] How do we deal with the prospect of increased climate migration? The Conversation

Can data sharing improve public services? Lessons for Parliament (UK) – The Impact Blog at LSE

Extract from an article by Edgar Whitley The Digital Economy Bill, currently passing through Parliament, includes proposals for HMRC information on benefits recipients to be shared with the Department of Energy and Climate Change, in order to identify citizens living in fuel poverty. Sharing data between government departments for policy purposes is not so straightforward, explains Edgar … [Read More] Can data sharing improve public services? Lessons for Parliament (UK) – The Impact Blog at LSE

Climate change and the welfare state? Exploring Australian attitudes to climate and social policy – Journal of Sociology

ABSTRACT Despite growing evidence of significant impacts from human-induced climate change, policy responses have been slow. Understanding this policy inertia has led to competing explanations, which either point to the need to build a consensual politics separated from economic partisanship, or which encourage solidarities between environmental and social movements and issues. This article analyses a … [Read More] Climate change and the welfare state? Exploring Australian attitudes to climate and social policy – Journal of Sociology

Will the latest electricity review bring climate and energy policy together at last? The Conversation

Extract from an article by Dylan McConnell and Anne Kallies The Australian government is reviewing our electricity market to make sure it can provide secure and reliable power in a rapidly changing world. Faced with the rise of renewable energy and limits on carbon pollution, The Conversation has asked experts what kind of future awaits the grid. … [Read More] Will the latest electricity review bring climate and energy policy together at last? The Conversation

‘My gate doesn’t even have a lock’, and other gas bill horror stories – News.com.au

Extract from an article by Debbie Schipp BILLS doubling in a house that was empty for two-thirds of a bill cycle, meter readers saying locked gates exist where there’s not even a lock, and discovering you owe thousands because nobody could give you a real meter reading: gas rage just got worse. More angry customers have … [Read More] ‘My gate doesn’t even have a lock’, and other gas bill horror stories – News.com.au

National Energy Efficiency Conference: the news is getting so much better – The Fifth Estate

Extract from an article by Willow Aliento The Australian energy efficiency sector was poised to ratchet up the action, according to industry leaders at last week’s National Energy Efficiency Conference. A raft of leaders to address the conference with positive messages, among them, president of the Energy Efficiency Council Tony Arnel; keynote speaker Dr Brian … [Read More] National Energy Efficiency Conference: the news is getting so much better – The Fifth Estate

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