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Why we collapsed a huge house of cards outside the Scottish Parliament

Despite the clear evidence of climate breakdown, the Scottish Government is considering approving the building of a new gas burning power station in Peterhead.  

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Scotland’s council pension funds pour £2bn into fossil fuel industry

£2 billion from council pension funds in Scotland is invested in fossil fuel companies, including some of the world’s worst polluters.

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Let’s bring Strathclyde’s buses back into public control

Along with trade unions, health and poverty charities, student groups and more, we’re campaigning for buses in the Strathclyde region to be taken back into public control so that they are run for passengers, not for profit.

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The other offshore tax regime

Guest blog by Greg Muttitt The lobby machine kicked into action following the announcement by George Osbourne of plans to raise £10 billion over the next 5 years from the…

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RBS: Making the Climate Weak…

Guest blog post by Iain Thom, World Development Movement Scotland “Would you let an arms company sponsor National Peace Week? How about the BNP sponsoring International Refugee Day, or Lambert…

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Looking forward to a weekend of work – and fun

Our campaigning and outreach skillshare is fast approaching and I am starting to look forward to it. Firstly, a weekend out of the city, with a chance to walk up…

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Fukushima update from Friends of the Earth US

This is news from our expert colleagues at Friends of the Earth US who have been closely monitoring the situation at Fukushima.

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Climate change and the weather

As environmental campaigners, we get a lot of questions from the public about climate change, the weather and what effect it has on Scotland and the world. This is a…

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Unhealthy bank = unhealthy results

Bailed out Royal Bank of Scotland yesterday announced losses of £1.13 billion, and in the same breath awarded themselves £950 million in bonuses. These unhealthy results reflect the unhealthy investment…

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Guest blog: Why big biomass is not sustainable

The Forth Energy biomass power schemes Critical appraisal of the carbon balance,  from Dr Ulrich Loening Renewable energy has finally become government policy. However the proposal by Forth Energy to…

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Campaigners get fired up over Leith Biomass power plant

Yesterday (17 February) we got to meet local Leith residents, who are up in arms about Forth Energy’s plan to build a new power plant at the Leith Docks. The…

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Visiting Friends of the Earth Finland

Juliet Swann and I took a trip to Finland last week to assist Friends of the Earth Finland in their campaign for a national climate law.

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