Monthly Archives: March 2015

The end of the age of coal

With the announcement of the closure of Longannet power station we are probably already in the final year of coal power in Scotland, with the plant expected to stop generating in March next year. We should celebrate the end of … Continue reading

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INEOS – the figures they want you to believe and the numbers they don’t want you to know

Today’s papers make much of INEOS’s claim that fracking could bring £2.5bn of benefit to communities in Scotland. This is despite (a) INEOS having already said this last year (here) and (b) this number being as dodgy as a three-week-old … Continue reading

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Time to get Aarhus in order: access to justice in environmental matters in Scotland

This blog was first published in Scottish Justice Matters Volume 3:1 March 2015 Ten years on from the ratification of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, the UK remains in breach … Continue reading

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UNISON joining the call for Fossil Free Pensions

A new campaign is emerging to get the Lothian Pension Fund, one of Scotland’s largest public funds, to divest from dirty and risky fossil-fuels and invest sustainabably.  Last week the campaign made a big step forward by receiving backing from … Continue reading

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Should we break-up RBS?

Ray Perman authored Friends of the Earth Scotand’s 2014 paper “Smaller Greener Banking: Banking for sustainability in a New Scotland”.  He is Chairman of the James Hutton Institute and former publisher and journalist. Unlike Lloyds, where the Government has been … Continue reading

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