A short meeting on branch business, followed by (we hope) a speaker on carbon pricing.
Kristen Robb, and Maggie Chapman outline a path of opportunity and pragmatism for our steel and renewables industries.
Renewable energy, particularly wind power, can provoke controversy but it is a necessary part of the energy mix to meet our carbon targets and combat Climate Change. It also provides for community owned energy projects such as the Neilston Community Wind Farm which will deliver cheaper energy and generate an estimated £10million over the lifespan of the project that can be used to fund additional locally owned projects (Schiffer, 2014). Community owned projects provide a sense of ownership and individual participation in reducing fossil fuel dependency and reliance on the big six energy companies.
Jim Sillars (‘Current energy policy is a grave handicap to ailing steel industry’ The National, October 23) uses Professor Hal Lewis’s resignation from the American Physical Society (APS) as evidence for his climate change denial.
A small, fairly prosperous rural town like Biggar probably isn't the sort of place which immediately springs to mind in the context of Land Reform. However, just one afternoon walking around a identified several issues where Land Reform would bring improvements to the community.
The South Lanarkshire Green Party joined hundreds of other campaigners in Motherwell, on Saturday 7th November, in support of the workers and communities threatened by the proposed closure of the Dalzell and Clydebridge Steel Works.
The march, which left from the threatened Dalzell plant and culminated at the site of the former Ravenscraig plant, sent a clear signal to both the Scottish and UK governments that campaigners expect them to use all powers at their disposal to ensure the steel industry continues to operate in Lanarkshire.
Calling South Lanarkshire Greens - please join John Wilson MSP, Central Scotland MSP candidate, Kirsten Robb, and local members as we march in support of the threatened steel plants at Dalzell (Motherwell) and Clydebridge (Cambuslang - Glasgow Region in SL) this Saturday November 7th.
Meet the South Lanarkshire Greens at the Root N Toot Festival and find out about the impact of food on climate change, and the impact of climate change on hunger.
This is a free event with a light lunch provided. More details at: www.facebook.com/events/1484286855210318/