Monthly Archives: May 2010

Climate targets rejected, but no excuses for delaying action

Last week I wrote about the challenge laid down by the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change committee. This week the row reached the main chamber, with a formal debate and vote yesterday presaged by some charged exchanges at … Continue reading

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Scrap or spin?

It is probably the last thing on your mind after the gloriously warm weekend we have just enjoyed, but today (24 May) is the opening day for applications to the Scottish Government’s Boiler Scrappage Scheme. Which sounds great, but falls … Continue reading

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Scottish political climate consensus creaking at the seams

Those listening closely may have heard a creaking sound emanating from Holyrood this afternoon. Not the sound of another roof beam falling in, but the sound of the all party consensus on climate change being stretched. The Transport, Infrastructure and … Continue reading

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Con-Dem nation?

Well it’s been quite a few days hasn’t it? As the dust settles on a new Conservative/Liberal Democrat Government, or a ‘ConDem’ nation as some have disparagingly coined it, what does this mean for the climate, UK politics, and the … Continue reading

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Spill, baby, spill

While here in the UK we await the results of negotiations to secure a “strong and stable government”, the people of Louisiana, USA, are waking every morning to an even greater uncertainty: when will the Deepwater Horizon well stop spilling … Continue reading

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Dust yet to settle over hung Parliament

The dust from Thursday’s election looks set to hang around almost as long as the ash from Eyjafjallajökull. Despite the shrill calls from the right-wing press, a Cameron premiership is not yet a done deal, and even if it does … Continue reading

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In the lion's den: meeting RBS

We’ve been campaigning to change RBS’ investment practices for some time. Before the financial crash they used to bill themselves as ‘the oil and gas bank’, and were doing more than any other UK bank to prop up a fossil-fuelled … Continue reading

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