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The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen presents a new focus for international debate and decisions about energy and its use. What are the countries of Western Europe and Scandinavia doing to promote sustainable energy production? Just how different will the future energy map of Europe look? And is energy policy principally a scientific issue or a political one? This album contains a series of films exploring energy policy in various countries around Europe in 2006, framed by audio pieces recorded by Open University academic Godfrey Boyle in the run up to the Copenhagen Conference. He highlights the central issues that the conference aims to address, and gives an update on how European energy policies have changed since the films were made. This material forms part of The Open University course T206 Energy for a sustainable future.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: Energy policy and climate change

A brief introduction to this album

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Energy policy and climate change    A brief introduction to this album Play now Energy policy and climate change
2 The Copenhagen Conference    Godfrey Boyle of The Open University on the key questions for the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen Play now The Copenhagen Conference
3 Sustainable energy in Europe    Why sustainable energy is such an important issue all around Europe Play now Sustainable energy in Europe
4 Tough choices for the UK    The UK has committed itself to lowering its carbon emissions but there is much debate about how to achieve this Play now Tough choices for the UK
5 France's nuclear future    France is uniquely dependent on nuclear power but recently the government has been trying to encourage the development of a sustainable energy industry Play now France's nuclear future
6 Denmark leads the way    Denmark has the most advanced sustainable energy programme in Europe. Why the country is so ahead of everyone else Play now Denmark leads the way
7 The German model    How, Germany has been investing significantly in renewable energy, and particularly in creating an industrial model for manufacturing and maintaining renewable energy products Play now The German model
8 Capturing carbon    How carbon capture technology offers the possibility of reducing the damage caused by burning fossil fuels Play now Capturing carbon
9 Low carbon London    The Mayor of London's very ambitious plans to turn London into a model low carbon city, approaching everything from building design to transport from a low carbon perspective Play now Low carbon London
10 European energy update    Godfrey Boyle updates the preceding films and reveals how energy policies have changed over the last three years Play now European energy update
11 Studying energy for a sustainable future    Godfrey Boyle talks about T206, the course from which the material on this album was drawn Play now Studying energy for a sustainable future




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