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Who will really benefit from the new Air Departure Tax?

This afternoon, MSPs will approve the Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill, giving the Scottish ministers the power to set air travel tax for the first time. But while devolving the tax from Westminster control to Holyrood is fairly uncontroversial, what the Scottish Government plan to do with that power is a different matter. Continue reading

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Setting the stage for the greatest escape ever

How rich countries are evading responsibility for the climate crisis World leaders meet in Paris in only six weeks time to agree a global deal to curb climate emissions. Yet, as the final negotiating session ahead of the Paris talks … Continue reading

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Climate Summit: World Leaders Fiddle While Planet Burns

One week before world leaders gather in New York for their Climate Summit, Friends of the Earth International warns that the September 23 ‘talking shop’ will only see leaders fiddling with flimsy pledges instead of committing to binding carbon reductions. … Continue reading

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Must try harder on climate

The warmth of the last few days remind me that May can be one of the nicest months in Edinburgh, and it makes a nice change from the cooler-than-average March and April we have just had. Of course our unreliable … Continue reading

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Reaction to RBS Sustainability Report: ‘Deliberate Manipulation of the Truth’

Today the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) are pleased to release their annual sustainability report.  However, when we scratch the surface, it does not truly reflect sustainability, and it does not accurately report all the facts. In 2012, RBS loaned … Continue reading

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Difficult Times for Cairn Energy

Times are pretty turbulent for the Scottish oil and gas exploration company Cairn Energy. In the last week we have seen: strong rumours that they will be bought over by a company they set up (which have been neither denied … Continue reading

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What’s Next for RBS?

RBS has announced that despite this being another terrible year for them, they are still going to pay out out huge bonuses to their ‘top’ fat cat bankers – amazing that they can still afford to do this on top … Continue reading

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