Monthly Archives: May 2011

Coalition plan for nuclear subsidies exposed

The Coalition Agreement that formed the basis of the Conservative-Lib Dem Government last summer pledged to allow new nuclear power stations to be built ‘provided that they receive no public subsidy’. But MPs today echoed our own concerns that government’s Electricity Market Reform proposals will effectively provide subsidies to nuclear generators through new long term contracts and a carbon price floor that would hand them windfall profits. Continue reading

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Young Friends of the Earth Europe get together in Germany

Friends of the Earth Scotland were invited to join with our European counterparts at the Network Gathering of Young Friends of the Earth Europe recently in Bad Nauheim in Germany. In Europe Young Friends of the Earth has taken off … Continue reading

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Why the doubters are wrong about green jobs in Scotland

The Scotsman printed a two page spread in the lead up to the Scottish election warning that the SNP’s target for 100% renewable electricity by 2020 would ‘wreak significant damage on the Scottish Labour market’, citing as evidence a report … Continue reading

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