Monthly Archives: February 2011

Unhealthy bank = unhealthy results

Bailed out Royal Bank of Scotland yesterday announced losses of £1.13 billion, and in the same breath awarded themselves £950 million in bonuses. These unhealthy results reflect the unhealthy investment focus of a bank still addicted to fossil fuels. Since … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Why big biomass is not sustainable

The Forth Energy biomass power schemes Critical appraisal of the carbon balance,  from Dr Ulrich Loening Renewable energy has finally become government policy. However the proposal by Forth Energy to construct four new biomass power plants cannot, in all probability, … Continue reading

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Campaigners get fired up over Leith Biomass power plant

Yesterday (17 February) we got to meet local Leith residents, who are up in arms about Forth Energy’s plan to build a new power plant at the Leith Docks. The plant will burn millions of tonnes of imported wood and … Continue reading

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Visiting Friends of the Earth Finland

Juliet Swann and I took a trip to Finland last week to assist Friends of the Earth Finland in their campaign for a national climate law.

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