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Scots carbon footprint halved since 1990, but transport emissions increase for third year
Scotland has met its annual climate change target, but stubborn residential and transport emissions are proving difficult to cut according to new figures
SCOTTISH Government targets on cutting the country's greenhouse gas emissions have been met for the third consecutive year as Scotland outperforms the UK, but emissions from transport and housing are still on the increase.
Divest¦Reinvest: Scottish Council Pensions for a future worth living in
Common Weal, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Unison Scotland paper shows billions could be accessed for socially and environmentally useful investment projects
SCOTTISH Pension funds hold a £1.7bn stake in fossil fuel companies driving unsustainable carbon emissions, money that could be re-invested into green energy and housing while still securing solid financial returns, a new report has argued.
"Clear sign of desperation": Green campaigner hits back at Ineos fracking "offensive"
Director of green group hits back at Ineos Shale CEO
A LEADING green campaigner has said fresh attempts by petrochemicals giant Ineos to make the case for fracking are a “clear sign of desperation.”
Gary Haywood: Shale gas is the real green alternative - it's a shame Friends of the Earth can't see it
Ineos Shale CEO Gary Haywood hits back at comments made by campaign group Friends of the Earth Scotland in a recent CommonSpace article
WE believe Scotland and the rest of the UK could be heading towards an energy crisis unless we come together and agree a practical strategy for the future.
CS Forum: Climate Change - How Do We Turn Words Into Actions?
COMMONSPACE’s May Forum tackled climate change and how we can convert words into actions, with immediate effect.
In recent weeks, we have seen the Scottish Government back the Green New Deal, commit to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2045 and declare a climate emergency. But will these promises be backed up by a solid and credible action plan? How do we ensure it’s not empty rhetoric? There is no time to delay.
Anti-fracking campaigners raise concerns over opening of shale gas facility at Grangemouth
New Grangemouth facility will process gas from U.S fracking
CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST FRACKING in Scotland have raised concerns over the re-opening of a facility which can process fracked gas.
Energy corporation Ineos has announced plans to re-open the substantial gas cracking facility at its Grangemouth plant.
Scotland hitting high numbers as air pollution claims up to 40,000 lives a year in UK
Research shows that 2,500 Scots a year are dying due to toxic levels of air pollution and some of the country's biggest towns and cities are the culprits.
ROADS in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee are all contributing to levels of air pollution linked to the premature deaths of between 2,500-3,500 people in Scotland, according to research by Friends of the Earth Scotland.
Campaigners say "planet cannot afford" Total's new Shetland gas fields
Gas equivalent of 90,000 barrels of oil per day predicted as Total starts production
CLIMATE CHANGE campaigners have issued a stark warning on fossil fuels, as the government welcomed soaring gas production in the North Sea.
New gas fields in the North Sea could produce eight per cent of the UK's gas needs, analysts have predicted - but campaigners have warned that the plannet "cannot afford" further decades of burning fossil fuels.