Energy use and supply is of fundamental importance to society and, with the possible exception of agriculture and forestry, has made the greatest impact on the environment of any human activity – a result of the large scale and pervasive nature of energy related activities. Although energy and environment concerns were originally local in character – for example, problems associated with extraction, transport or noxious emissions – they have now widened to cover regional and global issues such as acid rain and the greenhouse effect. Such problems have now become major political issues and the subject of international debate and regulation. It is for this reason that there is a need for a journal dedicated to energy and environment issues.
This journal is published 8 times a year.