Category Archives: Climate Change

Renewables need Markets

I am fully behind renewable energy. As I have blogged before, I believe we as a country could be doing much more. But one thing renewables need is a market, and a recent opinion poll indicates that Scots are unwilling … Continue reading

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We need more Wind

The Montrose facility operated by GlaxoSmithKline has proposed installing two large wind turbines in order to help make the plant self-sufficient in electricity. However there is a growing opposition to the scheme, on what seems to be the most spurious … Continue reading

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Conference Day Four: Questions and Friends

You have to have a thick skin at conference. You attend several fringe meetings; take part in policy seminars, you even present at every session of conference, but you just can’t seem to get your point heard. On the conference … Continue reading

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Conference Day Three: Oil and Coffee for breakfast

Well, day three has started early with a fringe meeting: Untying the Knot, cutting the link between transport and oil. Stephen Joseph must think I’m stalking him. Plenty of coffee was available to get us going this early in the … Continue reading

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Conference Day Two: Unions, Scotland and the fringe

I particularly wanted to attend this afternoon’s session, not only because of the Scottish report, but also because of the important debate on pension, and the contemporary motion submitted by the unions on the pension strike. Dave Prentis of UNISON … Continue reading

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Conference day Two: Sustainable Intensification

Been to a very informative fringe meeting on sustainable agriculture. It was based on the idea of feeding our cattle on pasture, rather than cereals. A low input, high output model, as opposed to the purely organic low input low … Continue reading

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Renewables and Fuel Poverty

The SNP have said that they will increase the target of renewable generation in Scotland to 100% by 2020. The previous target, of 80%, was also considered tough, but can we really reach 100%? Continue reading

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