Japan’s first large-scale CCS demonstration: the social side

This post summarises another paper out this month. This is an investigation into the social dimensions of the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project, Japan’s first large-scale carbon capture and storage project. What is the key point of this paper? The key point of this paper is that carbon capture and storage – a potentially crucial low-carbon… Read More Japan’s first large-scale CCS demonstration: the social side

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Five years of trial coastal fishing in Fukushima: what is the situation?

The aim of this post is to summarise a new paper that myself and Prof Midori Kawabe have had published on coastal fisheries in Fukushima, five years after trial operations started post-disaster. What is the key point of this paper? The main message we want to get across is that five years after fishing resumed… Read More Five years of trial coastal fishing in Fukushima: what is the situation?

Why I saw north-east Scotland turning blue, and why the ‘day job’ now has to be a just transition

As soon as Donald Trump won Michigan in the US presidential race late last year, I had a feeling large parts of north-east Scotland were going to fall to the Tories at the next election. I just didn’t expect ‘the next election’ at which this happened would be seven months later. For those not familiar… Read More Why I saw north-east Scotland turning blue, and why the ‘day job’ now has to be a just transition