This blog is a mixture of entries written by members of the branch and of links to blog entries from other sources.
On the 21st October 2015, Fordmouth Renewables Limited lodged a planning application with South Lanarkshire Council for the installation of a solar farm and associated hydrogen production and storage facility, south of Dippool Farmhouse Carnwath, consisting of 20,000 solar panels across an area of 20 hectares (50 acres).
In case you haven’t noticed it’s been pretty wet across the UK this winter. As a kayaker I usually like a bit more rain than most, but when people are being flooded out of their homes and infrastructure seriously damaged it stops being fun!
David Mundell, who is currently crowing that the Smith Commission has been delivered “in full”, has just blocked a key element of it. In this article, Craig highlights the hypocrisy and shortsightedness of Mundell's action.
So, in response to a member's question about what makes our lead candidate smile and her reflections on the year gone and the year ahead, this is what Kirsten Robb told us…
No, the EU didn't just ban alcohol minimum pricing... but even if they did, we can still do something.
This letter, by one of our members, was first published in The National on 15 December 2015. You can go to the article here: www.thenational.scot/comment/letters-given-his-record-can-we-trust-david-cameron-on-paris.11190
This Saturday, ahead of UN climate change talks, Kirsten outlines why we need you to join other local people marching for action on this, the biggest threat and opportunity of our time. Action on climate change matters for people in South Lanarkshire. It's time for real action - an opportunity that our leaders should grasp to safeguard the climate, tackle social justice and create thousands of new low carbon jobs here.
Westminster has claimed that the Scotland Bill 2015 shall make Scotland “one of the most powerful devolved governments in the world”. In this article Craig focuses on the powers over taxation devolved to the Scottish Parliament as this area will be undergoing several rapid changes over the next few years and much of the confusion amongst members of the public has arisen from the conflation of several phases of devolution.
We must embrace renewable energy in all forms in order to reduce our reliance on the finite nature of fossil fuels and uranium, to combat climate change, obtain energy security and better adapt the current consumers’ lifestyle to the principles of sustainability.