Energy

The whitewash of nuclear safety

By: 
Gordon Murray
on : 
2nd Jun 2016
Bulletin item expiry date: 
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.

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.

This Could Be Home

By: 
Dr Craig Dalzell
on : 
24th Jan 2016

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).

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.

Greener Scotland

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

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."

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.

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