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Fighting back against carbon capture and hydrogen greenwash

We have been working hard to end the Scottish Government’s dangerous over-reliance on carbon capture and hydrogen in so called ‘negative emissions technologies.’

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Putting workers at the heart of a just transition away from oil and gas

We’ve been meeting with oil and gas workers, campaigning alongside trade unions to transform our economy and supporting communities on the frontline of the fossil fuels in Scotland.

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We went to Peterhead to talk to people about the new gas-fired power station

People stopped to discuss the fossil fuel industry, local employment, the climate crisis and the history of the Peterhead Power Station. 

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COP27: Outcomes from the climate talks and what it means for action in Scotland

What happened at the talks in Egypt and how it will impact our work at home.

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Edinburgh joins Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

The route took the crowd past different stops highlighting the banks, polluters and governments who are driving climate breakdown.

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Fossil fuels are the climate culprit – we have to come together to stop them.

The extreme heat shows climate breakdown is here and it will get much worse unless we act to stop fossil fuel companies.

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Environmentalists have to take on economics!

Until we change the ways in which our economy works, ‘business-as-usual’ will continue to drive environmental destruction and climate breakdown. 

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Why council elections are crucial for the climate crisis

Local authorities play an important role in tackling the climate crisis, so these elections are going to be significant.

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30 years of progress is still not enough

Reflections on 30 years in the environmental movement – looking at welcome but insufficient progress.

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Warnings from a warming planet

Record-breaking temperatures at the poles and warnings about Amazon rainforest tipping point show a planet in danger

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What war in Ukraine means for energy

The terrible war in Ukraine is being used by opponents of green energy to promote more oil and gas, new nuclear and even fracking. None of which makes the slightest sense.

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Climate Change – it’s worse than you thought

The latest IPCC climate report warns of the impact of rising temperatures on billions of vulnerable people around the world.

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