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A short guide to renewable energy

In December 2011, the Scientific Alliance and Adam Smith Institute jointly published Renewable Energy - Vision or Mirage? We are now making available the key points from that study as A short guide to renewable energy, which you can view or download in pdf form by clicking on the link. 

Current Issues


Future costs of UK energy supply

The Scientific Alliance recently published part 1 of an examination of National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios, dealing with security of supply. We are now pleased to publish part 2 - cost of supply. The authors - Dr Capell Aris and Colin Gibson - conclude that building more gas and nuclear stations would be considerably less expensive than any of the NG scenarios, as well as offering better energy security.

What's New

14 October 2016: Read the new report by Dr Capell Aris, published jointly with the Adam Smith Institute - Solar power in Britain: the Impossible Dream