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Energy policy and climate change - for iPod/iPhone

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.

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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

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Denmark leads the way

Denmark has the most advanced sustainable energy programme in Europe. Why the country is so ahead of everyone else

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European energy update

Godfrey Boyle updates the preceding films and reveals how energy policies have changed over the last three years

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