The fight to Stop Rosebank continues
The UK Government has shown its priority is to protect the profits of the oil industry, rather than helping people during a cost of living crisis.
What I learned from writing the new Friends of the Earth Scotland strategy
When I was recruited to be Friends of the Earth Scotland Director, it was with a pretty enormous brief: developing a new organisational strategy to ensure that Scotland plays its…
Edinburgh marches to end fossil fuels!
We marched together to demand a fair and fast transition to renewable energy that protects workers and communities
Scottish political climate consensus creaking at the seams
Those listening closely may have heard a creaking sound emanating from Holyrood this afternoon. Not the sound of another roof beam falling in, but the sound of the all party…
Well it’s been quite a few days hasn’t it? As the dust settles on a new Conservative/Liberal Democrat Government, or a ‘ConDem’ nation as some have disparagingly coined it, what…
Spill, baby, spill
While here in the UK we await the results of negotiations to secure a “strong and stable government”, the people of Louisiana, USA, are waking every morning to an even…
Dust yet to settle over hung Parliament
The dust from Thursday’s election looks set to hang around almost as long as the ash from Eyjafjallajökull. Despite the shrill calls from the right-wing press, a Cameron premiership is…
People’s Charter for RBS
Billboards around the country proudly announce the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 14 vague commitments to improve customer services. So, we have launched an alternative People’s Charter for RBS, outlining a…
Royal Bank of Sustainability
I just came back from an inspiring couple of days in Brussels with Friends of the Earth communicators from across Europe.
Penguins run across Edinburgh
Friends of the Earth Scotland has ten runners in the Chris Hoy Edinburgh half marathon.
Reflections on Copenhagen
This week I’ve been forced to look back at the Copenhagen climate summit to prepare for an activist briefing session, and for a roundtable panel at the Political Studies Conference…
Green shoots of recovery?
I was listening to yesterday’s UK budget with even more interest than usual, if not especially high expectations. The Chancellor’s plan to establish a ‘Green Investment Bank’ had been widely…