Energy

Film Screening of Anti-fracking film Groundswell Rising

Place: 
Biggar Snooker and Social Club, Howieson Square, Biggar (just off the High Street next to Arcadia Music).

South Lanarkshire Greens have organised a screening of Groundswell Rising in Biggar on the 8th July
Groundswell Rising is a documentary on the risks of fracking which shows how grassroots efforts have achieved bans, moratoriums, and referenda on fracking. Stanford University Professor Mark Jacobson paves the way forward globally with his Solutions Project for 100% renewable energy. Transcending the genre of environmental film, GROUNDSWELL's passionate stories inspire and empower.
All are welcome.

Clydesdale Public Talks: Sustainable Warm Houses and Energy Efficiency

Place: 
Biggar

The talk will be at Biggar Snooker and Social Club, Howieson Square, Biggar (next to Arcadia Music).
Our Speaker will be Sarah Beattie-Smith, lead candidate for South of Scotland.

Can we trust David Cameron on Paris?

By: 
Gordon Murray
on : 
17th Dec 2015
Bulletin item expiry date: 
16th Jan 2016

Despite a year of butchering the U.K. renewables industry and undermining energy- efficiency measures, David Cameron is still trying to fool the British public and, indeed the delegates in Paris, regarding his vow to lead the ‘Greenest Government Ever’-a phrase he used first back in May 2010 when the Coalition Government was being formed.

Key Scottish Environment Statistics

This annual publication is an accessible reference document which covers a wide range of enivronmental topics including: public attitudes and behaviours, global atmosphere, air quality, water quality, green space, waste and recycling; and is a helpful starting point for more detailed local research on the environmental impacts of energy, housing and transport policies.
 
 

Greener Scotland

 Greener Scotland has loads of tips and tricks for going greener in home energy, transport, food and waste.

Greens in Larkhall & Stonehouse: Courage needed on climate change

News date: 
23rd Nov 2015
Green stall in Lark

 South Lanarkshire Greens braved the cold in Larkhall and Stonehouse at the weekend inviting the public to join their 'Climate Bus' to a rally in Edinburgh ahead of the international talks on climate change in December.

A brief overview of renewable energy

By: 
Stefan Murray
on : 
14th Nov 2015
Bulletin item expiry date: 
25th Dec 2015

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.

High energy costs are due to lack of control

By: 
Gordon Murray
on : 
27th Oct 2015
Bulletin item expiry date: 
25th Dec 2015

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.

Energy policy

Scottish Greens understand that we must reduce our reliance on fossils fuels to avoid serious climate change consequences. The latest science adds urgency to that task. We will create a fair and sustainable energy system for the future. This means we need low carbon energy for all. Scottish Green Party policy focusses on
  • Cutting consumption – to meet climate change targets
  • Creating an energy-generating democracy

Energy Potential

By: 
Craig Dalzell
on : 
6th Mar 2015
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