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Will electricity market reform help secure the Power of Scotland?

Duncan McLaren reflects on big developments in energy matters. Last week, the UK Government published its consultation on reforms to the electricity market to help meet carbon, cost and security goals. At the big picture levels the reforms dramatically roll … Continue reading

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Greener, healthier and wealthier: 42% Better

Duncan McLaren reflects on the media response to our new report 42% Better. Today one of my colleagues pointed out that when he came to work for Friends of the Earth Scotland his previous workmates told him they knew what … Continue reading

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How much is 100%?

In the last week we’ve seen the Scottish Government raise its target for renewable energy generation to 80% of total Scottish consumption by 2020, and subsequently the First Minister claim that this level would be exceeded, and 100% or more … 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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