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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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What went wrong with the banks and how to fix it

The Libor scandal has opened up some political space to push for a real shake up of our banking system. To inject some fresh thinking into discussions we have made an interactive presentation, which summarises some of the key problems … Continue reading

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RBS and Climate Week – who dumped who?

Good news in a guest post from Kev Smith at Platform, a group we’ve been working with on our Clean Up RBS campaign. News has reached us that RBS isn’t sponsoring the 2012 Climate Week, due to take place in … Continue reading

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Environmental campaigns and the public ‘zeitgeist’

I recently blogged about the importance of tapping into a certain public spirit or desire for change at a given point of time, to run a winnable campaign. This ‘zeitgeist’ was critical in explaining the success of the UK and … Continue reading

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RBS black affronted at AGM tarsands protest

What a beautiful day for an AGM! Just back from RBS HQ at Gogarburn where the bailed out bank was holding its annual general cheap generic cialis meeting. Friends of the Earth Scotland were joined by activists from a coalition … Continue reading

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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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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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Full house at Richard Wilkinson lecture

Earlier this week Friends of the Earth Scotland and the University of Edinburgh Business School brought Richard Wilkinson – co-author with Kate Pickett of The Spirit Level – to Edinburgh to give our second annual lecture. As I walked over … Continue reading

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Browner than Gordon?

Far from being the ‘greenest government ever’ this administration is proving browner than Gordon. It seems set to increase future burdens on the state, exacerbate inequalities and undermine potential for green growth. Continue reading

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