Scotland needs an energy policy that delivers radical solutions
Dr Ron Mould and Dr Keith Baker, co-founders of the Energy Poverty Research Initiative, call on the Scottish Government to take more drastic action to deliver a sustainable national energy policy
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT is on a collision course with the public sector over the Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategies (LHEES) under its Energy Efficiency Scotland programme.
Gordon Morgan: Here's how Scotland can eliminate CO2 emissions by 2045 and help save the world
Gordon Morgan, Energy researcher for Common Weal, looks at what Scotland needs to do to take the IPCC report seriously and decarbonise the country rapidly
THE IPCC report explains, in theory, how we can limit global warming to 1.5C from pre industrial levels. It notes that we are currently experiencing the effects of 1.0 C rises and hence only 0.5 C remains if we are not to exceed that level of global warming.
Limiting it to 1.5 C will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
Risk that public energy company could be 'like all energy suppliers with a Scot Govt logo', experts warn
Academics criticise lack of long-term supplier contracts in plan but also highlight the limits of what can be achieved under devolution
A REPORT setting out the options for the Scottish Government’s proposed publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company published on Monday has been met with criticism from academic energy experts.
Ethical energy companies threaten 'Big Six'
Social Enterprise Scotland argues big six energy suppliers are in decline following a 17 per cent drop in group profits for Scottish Gas owner Centrica
THE ‘BIG SIX’, the dominant energy suppliers for the United Kingdom, are in decline as a result of the rising prominence and availability of ethical alternatives, according to Social Enterprise Scotland (SES).
Not-for-profit energy supplier steps up the fight against fuel poverty with new initiative
Customers trapped into paying more by restricted meters to be helped by Our Power’s new project
NOT-FOR-PROFIT energy supplier Our Power has teamed up with charity Money Advice Scotland to help tackle fuel poverty among people who use electric storage heating and are tied into using restricted meters, often leaving them unable to switch provider while paying 2.5 times more to heat their homes than those using gas.
Energy Strategy Consultation: Common Weal submission
Common Weal’s submission backed the idea of a national energy company and called for it to control the energy supplied under new schemes
COMMON WEAL has published its paper towards the Scottish Government’s draft energy strategy consultation, originally submitted in May.
Nicola Sturgeon's conference speech: what you need to know
A new publicly owned Scottish energy company and a doubling of the investment in free childcare among the first minister’s announcements
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon closed the SNP’s 2017 Autumn conference by announcing a raft of new pledges and policies, including a new publicly-owned, non-profit energy company, a firm date on delivering action against period poverty, doubling investment in free childcare and a confirmation that the Scottish Government will meet the cost for EU nationals working in our public services.
Major announcement at #SNP17 as Sturgeon announces creation of public energy firm
In her keynote speech to the SNP conference, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government will set up an energy company by 2021, while residents of Ulva have been given permission to buy their island
SCOTLAND’S FIRST MINISTER has announced that the Scottish Government will set up a publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company by 2021.