Posts by James Meadowcroft

James Meadowcroft, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the School of Public Policy at the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, Ottawa

What’s happening on the climate change and energy front? Part 2

The energy landscape is changing rapidly, but the path towards renewable energy will be long and challenging In the second part of my contribution I pick out a couple more big themes of the past year on the climate change and energy front. Renewable energy encounters head winds The last five years have seen remarkable growth in renewables, especially wind, … Continue reading

1 February 2013 by James Meadowcroft
Categories: Climate change, SPERI Comment

What’s happening on the climate change and energy front? Part 1

There is a growing acceptance of the climate threat, but international consensus over the right policy responses remains elusive With 2013 now underway it is worth pausing to take stock of recent developments on the climate change and energy fronts.  The last few years have probably represented the most difficult conjuncture to confront environmentalists for a generation – with governments … Continue reading

25 January 2013 by James Meadowcroft
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