Energy and EnvironmentÂ is an interdisciplinary journal inviting energy policy analysts, natural scientists and engineers, as well as lawyers and economists to contribute to mutual understanding and learning. The journal encourages dialogue between the social sciences as energy demand and supply are observed and analysed with reference to politics of policy-making and its implementation. The rapidly evolving social and environmental impacts of energy supply, transport, production and use at all levels requires essential contribution from many disciplines if policy is to be effective.Â Energy and EnvironmentÂ is a forum for debate across disciplines and professions, including the financial sector. Mathematical articles are outside the scope ofÂ Energy & Environment.
Energy use and supply is of fundamental importance to society and, with the possible exception of agriculture and forestry, has made the greatest impact on the environment of any human activity – a result of the large scale and pervasive nature of energy related activities. Although energy and environment concerns were originally local in character – for example, problems associated with extraction, transport or noxious emissions – they have now widened to cover regional and global issues such as acid rain and the greenhouse effect. Such problems have now become major political issues and the subject of international debate and regulation. It is for this reason that there is a need for a journal dedicated to energy and environment issues.