Jordi Albacete: How the divestment movement can battle global warming
Environmental journalist Jordi Albacete examines the current state of play on global climate action in the lead article of a special series from Cosmopolita Scotland - find out more about the Cosmopolita's work here
2016 WAS a decisive year for the global commitment against climate change. Three events in November highlighted a critical moment in the global action against global warming.
UK Government ridiculed as Brexit memo shows Scots industries run low priority
Industry and Scottish politicians blast Tory Government for betrayal over low priority memo
THE UK GOVERNMENT has come under fire for ranking industries including steel, construction, oil and gas, telecoms, environmental services, water and medical sectors as “low priority”.
Scotland sets its sights on business opportunities in Iran
As Iranian oil returns diminish, Scots business looks for new opportunities through energy connections
SCOTTISH businesses are preparing to increase links with Iranian companies in the energy sector in both oil and renewables.
The news follows a visit by Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International and several energy companies to the Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) last week in the Port of Rotterdam.
Charities slam EU Parliament for fracking import vote
Despite unanimous support for the Paris climate goals, the EU is heading for a fossil future, say campaigners
CHARITIES in Scotland and Europe have expressed their disappointment at the EU Parliament’s decision to back importation and storage of fracked and unconventional gas (UCG).
Campaigners demand action as winter deaths rise by nearly 3,000
Fuel poverty and energy inefficiency blamed for recent jump in winter deaths
HOUSING groups and advocacy charities for the elderly have urged the Scottish Government to do more to deal with the “scandalous” number of elderly people dying from poorly heated homes.
Charities point to poor home insulation, fuel poverty and high energy prices as factors making it harder for those on low incomes and the elderly to afford to adequately heat their homes.
First Minister opens new Statoil Headquarters in Aberdeen as part of retraining push
Despite lower wholesale prices for oil and gas, first minister makes bid for bright future in North Sea Oil
FIRST MINISTER Nicola Sturgeon opened the new headquarters of Statoil in Aberdeen, as she made the case for how the Scottish Government planned to support the oil and gas industry and bring long term stability.
The Norwegian Energy titan defied the current downward trend of wholesale oil and gas prices and has begun plans to employ up to 200 employees onshore and up to 500 people offshore by 2018.
Scottish Greens call for energy policy to be devolved to Holyrood
Greens demand Scotland controls energy and regulation in light of UK Government policy
THE Scottish Greens have called for energy policy and the regulatory framework that governs it to be fully devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
The comments were made in response to the call by the GMB Union for the UK Government to scrap the national energy regulator Ofgem after disappointment in what the GMB called "ineffectual reforms".
Ineos using Scottish legal challenge to bolster case in England, campaigners say
Anti-fracking campaign group calls Ineos challenge “a gross waste of public money”
OUR FORTH, a campaign against unconventional gas extraction based in the areas around the Firth of Forth, has called out petrochemicals giant Ineos for its plans to legally challenge the Scottish Government’s effective ban on fracking, saying the attempt will primarily be used to support the company’s case in England.