Renewables

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.

The whitewash of nuclear safety

By: 
Gordon Murray
on : 
2nd Jun 2016
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2nd Jul 2016

The Nuclear- Free Local Authorities reported by the Sunday Herald at the weekend on the risks posed by terrorist attacks on nuclear plants and shipments of radioactive material calls for the distribution of iodine tablets to the more populated areas of Scotland in addition to those living in the three kilometre radius of nuclear plants. This is as reassuring as the Government’s ‘Protect and Survive ‘ advice almost four decades ago on how to survive a nuclear strike when we were told to paint the walls of your house white and hide under the kitchen table.

Micro-renewables - drop in event.

Place: 
Biggar Corn Exchange

 Home Energy Scotland will be holding a drop in event on micro-renewables at Biggar Corn Exchange from 10 - 3 on Sat 20th Feb.

Solar to hydrogen - private entrepreneurship but at what cost to the community?

By: 
Shivali Fifield. Photograph of geese on proposed site, courtesy of Pam McLeod.
on : 
21st Jan 2016

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).

Fracking applications denounced by Greens

News date: 
7th Dec 2015

“Scottish Greens are consistently opposed to fracking. With more Green MSPs in the Scottish Parliament, we will stand up for our communities and keep the pressure on. Fracking is a distraction from a cleaner, jobs rich energy future that benefits everyone, rather than a few multinationals."

Cast-iron Solution to the Steel Crisis

Publication date: 
Fri, 2015-10-23
Bulletin item expiry date: 
25th Dec 2015
Source: 
The Herald
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  Kristen Robb, and Maggie Chapman outline a path of opportunity and pragmatism for our steel and renewables industries.

A brief overview of renewable energy

By: 
Stefan Murray
on : 
14th Nov 2015
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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
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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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