WWF Scotland Press Release
Raise the ambition of Climate Change Bill following IPCC report, Scottish environmentalists say
SNP Conference passes topical motion on IPCC report
THE findings of the International Panel on Climate Change’s latest report must lead to faster action and bigger ambition on the part of the Scottish Government, environmentalists have said.
The landmark IPCC report published today [8 October] found that keeping temperature rises to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels can prevent the most disastrous consequences from climate change and is still possible, but “would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
May’s inaction blamed for one in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk
Confidence in the green industries plummets as Scots and UK Tories continue supporting cuts to subsidies
CHARITIES AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS have warned that unless the Tory UK Government clarifies its support for renewables in Scotland, the industry could witness one in six jobs being lost.
Campaigners turn the screw for a full ban as @scotgov launches fracking consultation
As fracking consultation opens to the public, groups mobilised to demand a final full ban
ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have told the Scottish Government that a full ban on fracking in Scotland is necessary to uphold public health and energy sustainability.
61% of Scots back a "fully renewable powered future", report finds
Campaign groups look to pressure Scottish government as poll confirms popular support for renewables
ACCORDING to a World Wildlife Fund Scotland (WWF) and nfpSynergy poll 61 per cent of Scots support a 'fully renewable' powered future with an emphasis on pollution free energy.
Campaigners for renewable energy and the environment following the poll called for Scottish ministers to embrace a vision to make Scotland the European Union's (EU) first fully renewable nation.
Campaigners hail first grid-connected offshore tidal power in Scotland
Tidal energy company celebrates having first commercial model connected to the grid
NOVA INNOVATION, Edinburgh-based tidal power specialists and engineers, have deployed the world’s first fully-operational, commercially based and grid-connected offshore tidal array in Shetland.
Two out of a series of three 100 kW turbines have been deployed this month, making the group the first offshore tidal array in the world to deliver electricity to a national grid.
Details revealed of budget deal between Greens and Scottish Government
Increases for councils and public sector pay following negotiation, Derek Mackay announces
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has reached a deal with the Scottish Green Party that will allow them to pass their draft budget.
Speaking before parliament at the outset of a Stage One debate, finance secretary Derek Mackay announced that the revised Scottish budget for 2018-19 will include £170m more for local council services and fair wages, after the Scottish Greens previously indicated that they would only support the budget if £157m was given to councils.
Call for further action as new figures show a drop in fuel poverty
The Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS) report shows fuel poverty in Scottish households is down by four per cent
FUEL POVERTY IN SCOTTISH HOUSEHOLDS has dropped by four points and now stands at 26.5 per cent, according to new figures published on Tuesday in the Scottish House Condition Survey (SHCS).
Environmental groups welcome world's first floating wind farm
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has officially opened the world’s first floating wind farm
SCOTTISH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have welcomed the world’s first floating farm, which was opened today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and will produce enough power for approximately 20,000 homes.
The result of over 15 years of work by Norwegian energy firm Statoil, the wind farm is located 15 miles from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, comprises of five enormous turbines and stretches 175m from the sea surface to its uppermost point.