On housing and the environment, #Budget2017 takes Britain backwards
Stamp Duty cut “illiterate” and budget abandons wind and solar power
RESPONDING to the Budget 2017, Craig Dalzell, Common Weal head of research, said:
“Philip Hammond’s 2017 Autumn Budget leaves much to be desired. In many instances, it fails to properly identify the problems that the UK economy faces and even where it does, it often offers ineffective or counter-productive solutions.
Glasgow renewable companies look to Ireland amid Brexit mood of hostility
Company invests in solar farms in Northern Ireland and the Republic but fears the effect of brexit on business
NEO ENVIRONMENTAL (NE), an ecological, engineering and solar power firm, has secured contracts for the development of one 50 MW (Megawatts) and one 70 MW solar farm in Ireland, which, when finished, will be two of the largest in the country.
Angus energy company offers 100% financing deal for solar power
Community groups get chance to develop solar energy through cooperative funding
FORSTER ENERGY based in Forfar, Angus, will ensure that local community groups get 100 per cent of funding for solar projects via a power purchase agreement with the company Renewable Energy Investments.
The agreement between the two businesses will allow Scottish companies, community groups and the public sector to fund clean energy generation projects and reduce their carbon emissions.
Scotland joins with Malawi to invest in a brighter future
Scottish Government spread community energy abroad with investment in Malawi power plans
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT will support the construction of 43 community energy installations across 12 districts in Malawi by April next year.
The funding will go to support the Community Energy Malawi (CEM) programme, meaning rural communities will have access to electricity in residential areas, rural areas, schools and clinics.
Environmental group slam Hinkley go ahead as prospective profits for Chinese and EDF rocket
Campaigners express outrage at the spiralling costs and inefficiencies of the proposed nuclear site as companies look to rake dividends
FRIENDS OF THE EARTH SCOTLAND, has slammed the UK Government for giving the green light to the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear deal with French energy company EDF and the Chinese General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN).
Scots charities defy Trump as renewables continue record energy output
Scotland continues to lead global renewables fight back despite Trump’s Paris pull out
SCOTLAND’S environmental charities have pointed to a record month of energy generation by renewables in Scotland as proof of the short-sightedness of Trump’s climate policies.
WWF Scotland described last month as “extraordinary” for renewables in Scotland, with wind power generating enough energy to power 95 per cent of Scottish households.
Scottish renewables industry extends operations around the globe
New research shows Scots renewable firms have expanded to Japan, USA, Canada, Jamaica, Finland, Kenya and others in recent years.
RESEARCH by Scottish Renewables has shown Scottish companies in the sector have now expanded their operations to 43 countries.
Charities such as World Wildlife Scotland (WWF) have expressed excitement at the news that these companies have completed deals worth more than £125m over the last 5 years.
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