Publications




Divergence of trends in US and UK aggregate exergy efficiencies 1960-2010

Research article by Paul E. Brockway, John Barrett, Tim Foxon, Julia Steinberger on 24 Jul 2014

National exergy efficiency analysis relates the quality of primary energy inputs to an economy with end useful work in sectoral energy uses such as transport, heat and electrical devices. This approach has been used by a range of authors to explore insights to macroscale energy systems and linkages with economic growth. However, these analyses use […]


Divergence of trends in US and UK aggregate exergy efficiencies 1960-2010

Research article by Paul E. Brockway, John Barrett, Tim Foxon, Julia Steinberger on 24 Jul 2014

National exergy efficiency analysis relates the quality of primary energy inputs to an economy with end useful work in sectoral energy uses such as transport, heat and electrical devices. This approach has been used by a range of authors to explore insights to macroscale energy systems and linkages with economic growth. However, these analyses use […]




A structural decomposition approach to comparing MRIO databases

Research article by John Barrett, Thomas Wiedmann, Manfred Lenzen on 10 Jul 2014

The construction of multi-regional input–output tables is complex, and databases produced using different approaches lead to different analytical outcomes. We outline a decomposition methodology for investigating the variations that exist when using different multiregional input–output (MRIO) systems to calculate a region’s consumption-based account. Structural decomposition analysis attributes the change in emissions to a set of […]



The importance of the sub-district level for community-based natural resource management in rural Zimbabwe

Working paper by Lindsay Stringer, Andy Dougill on 6 Jul 2014

Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) in Zimbabwe has a long and varied history within a complex and dynamic governance system. Significant amounts of research have critiqued the successes and failures of Zimbabwe’s CBNRM programme – the Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resource Use (CAMPFIRE) – across its three decades of implementation. Past research has […]