RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences


Science Activities

 

Energy and Environment


RSC policy on energy, the environment and sustainability.


2012

Earth from Space

Solar Fuels

18 January 2012

The RSC launches the UK's first report on solar fuels and their potential environmental and economic benefits to the UK.


2011

Nuclear

Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities

28 April 2011

RSC Response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry into Nuclear Research and Development Capabilities


2010

Landfill

RSC response to the Select Committees Enquiry on strategically important metals

22 December 2010

The importance of recycling and reducing dependence on important metals



Nuclear Waste

Scotland's Higher activity Radioactive Waste Policy

09 April 2010

Response to consultation on the detailed statement of policy for Scotland's Higer Activity Radioactive Waste



Water Report

Africa's Water Quality - A Chemical Science Perspective

22 March 2010

A report by the RSC and PACN



Biofuel

New approaches to biofuels

15 March 2010

Response to Nuffield Council on Bioethics consultation


2009

Geoengineering

DELETE - Geoengineering: Challenges and global impacts

01 September 2009

Report on a seminar exploring approaches to managing climate change based on geoengineering.



Climate change

Climate Change in Scotland

30 March 2009

The RSC response to the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee consultation on the Climate Change (Scotland) Bill



Oil refinery

UK Expertise for Exploitation of Biomass-Based Platform Chemicals

23 March 2009

A white paper by The FROPTOP Group


2008

drought

Adapting the UK to climate change

10 October 2008

The RSC response to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution study



Cooling Towers

Towards Carbon Capture and Storage

22 September 2008

The RSC has submitted a joint response with the Institute of Biology and Institute of Physics to the BERR consultation



Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage

23 June 2008

Report from a joint seminar held by the RSC, IOP and IOB to discuss methods of sequestering carbon dioxide produced from burning fossil fuels



Harnessing light

Harnessing light: Solar energy for a low carbon future

24 January 2008

Report from an RSC policy seminar looking at the development of the field of photochemistry from Einstein's work in the early 20th century to modern technologies.



Solar panels

Renewable Electricity Generation Technologies

15 January 2008

The RSC response to the Innovation, Universities and Skills Select Committee consultation on renewable electricity generation.


2007

radiation

Managing Radioactive Waste Safely

01 November 2007

Response to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs consultation "managing radioactive waste safely: a framework for implementing geological disposal".



headlights

Fuelling the future

01 November 2007

Reducing the emissions of passenger cars in the UK by 2020



solar panels

Renewable energy-generation technologies

02 July 2007

The RSC has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's inquiry



Oil Rig

Draft Climate Change Bill

12 June 2007

The RSC has submitted a response to the draft Climate Change Bill



Earth

The Natural Environment Research Council strategy

13 April 2007

The RSC has submitted a response to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) "Next generation science for planet Earth: NERC draft strategy 2007 -2012"



Investigating the Oceans

Investigating the Oceans

08 February 2007

The RSC has submitted evidence to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's inquiry: Investigating the Oceans.


2006

RSC response to the Royal Society call for evidence on biofuels

Royal Society biofuels study

12 November 2006

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has responded to the Royal Society call for evidence on developments for biofuels.



Climate Change: Citizen's Agenda

Climate change: citizen's agenda

01 September 2006

RSC response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee "climate change: citizen's agenda".



Response to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution's study on the environmental effects of novel materials and applications

Environmental effects of novel materials and applications

05 June 2006

Response to a study by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution into the environmental effects of novel materials and applications



Materials for Nuclear Waste management

Materials for Nuclear Waste Management

01 June 2006

Final report summarising the findings of the RSC workshop on "Materials for Nuclear Waste Management"



Carbon Dioxide

Converting carbon dioxide to chemicals report

01 June 2006

A report summarising the findings of the RSC workshop on "Converting carbon dioxide to chemicals" held on July 27th 2006.



Climate Change

Climate Change

24 May 2006

RSC Response to the Environmental Audit Committee Climate Change - The UK Programme 2006 inquiry



Oil Rig

Securing Clean, Affordable Energy for the Long Term

14 April 2006

The RSCs response to the DTi consultation "Our Energy Challenge Securing Clean, Affordable Energy for the Long Term".



Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport

Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport

24 February 2006

The RSC response to the Environmental Audit Commission on Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport.



Carbon storage

Carbon Capture and Storage

15 February 2006

RSC response to the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology inquiry into Carbon Capture and Storage Technology



Growing Energy

Climate Change: Bioenergy

03 February 2006

RSC and Biosciences Federation response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee Climate Change: Bioenergy inquiry.



Materials for sustainable energy solutions

Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies report

16 January 2006

Report from the RSC and EPSRC workshop "Materials for Sustainable Energy Technologies"


2004

Substitution Workshop Report

14 December 2004

Summary from a workshop exploring how chemical substitution could work in practice within the context of the REACH Regulation



UK Consultation on the New EU Chemicals Strategy, REACH

07 June 2004

RSC submission to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs



Review of the UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum

30 May 2004

RSC submission to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Scottish Executive, the Welsh Assembly and the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment


2003

REACH Regulation consultation

21 July 2003

RSC response from the Environment, Health & Safety Committee


2002

Managing Chemicals for a Better Environment

04 September 2002

RSC response to Environment Agency consultation



Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL) framework

20 July 2002

RSC response to HSC Discussion Document


2000

Creating an Environmental Vision

23 August 2000

RSC response to the Environment Agency's consultation draft



Employee Consultation and Involvement in Health and Safety

17 January 2000

RSC submission to the HSC Discussion Document


1999

Review Of Special Waste

25 October 1999

RSC submission to the DETR Consultation



A Way with Waste

17 August 1999

RSC response to DETR Consultation Paper



Review of UK National Air Quality Strategy

08 March 1999

RSC submission to the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions



UK Climate Change Programme

09 February 1999

RSC submission to the DETR Consultation Paper



Sustainability Counts

11 January 1999

RSC submission to the DETR Consultation