Neil Clapperton: How our Housing Association is responding to Climate Emergency in the oil capital of Europe
Contributing to our week of special coverage on Climate Emergency, Neil Clapperton, CEO of Grampian Housing Association, explains what they are doing to reduce the price of electricity for households, and why it could be a model to follow for the whole of the North-East of Scotland
COMMONSPACE’s climate change theme is targets (and rhetoric) to action, and I’d like to use this space to be a bit provocative, especially as I work in the self-styled oil capital of Europe.
Freezing through winter, but fighting back with the union: Scott's story
A resident of the Wyndford estate in Glasgow, Scott Carroll was cut off from central heating over the winter after a spell in hospital with pneumonia – but he’s now finding his feet with the tenants’ union
LAST month, Scott Carroll had to walk home in the rain from hospital with pneumonia, with no money for public transport.
When he got home to his flat in the Wyndford estate in Maryhill, he applied to the council for a crisis grant to get the heating turned back on.
Powering Our Ambitions
Common Weal calls for the Scottish Government to launch a National Energy Company, to couple it with a Scottish Energy Development Agency and to Power Scotland’s Ambitions to become a zero-carbon nation which can tackle the problems of fuel poverty.
Common Weal’s latest policy paper Powering Our Ambitions lays out the rationale for a publicly owned national energy company (NEC) and presents the blueprint for making it happen. You can read the paper in full here.