Sustainablog

This blog will cover some news items related to Sustainability: Corporate Social Responsibility, Stewardship, Environmental management, etc.

17.2.10

The Vulnerability of Energy Infrastructure to Environmental Change

Thanks to the author for forwarding this on

http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/publications/papers/view/-/id/737/


Summary points
 Much energy infrastructure lies in areas that are predicted to become
increasingly physically unstable owing to changes in the environment.
 Already there have been environment-related disruptions to hydroelectric
installations, offshore oil and gas production, pipelines, electrical
transmission and nuclear power generation.
 As a result of scheduled decommissioning, revised environmental standards,
stimulus spending and new development, there is likely to be substantial
investment in new energy infrastructure.
 It is critical that new and existing infrastructure be designed or retrofitted for
changing environmental conditions.
 It is no longer sufficient only to assess our impact on the environment; now
we must also assess the impact of a changing environment on us.

15.2.10

UK report on the 'Oil Crunch'

Thanks to John Samuel for this one