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15

June

2021

Air Pollution

Dundee clean air plans to be introduced at last

Campaigners have welcomed Dundee City Council’s plans to begin establishing a Low Emission Zone for the city which has been promised for a number of years.  The consultation, launched yesterday by the council, plans for the zone to restrict the most pol

09

June

2021

Climate Just Transition

Climate campaigners call for clearer focus on winding down oil and gas

Ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate today on the climate and nature emergencies, campaigners are urging politicians to spell out their support for a managed transition away from fossil fuels to tackle the climate crisis. The debate will focus on a motion from the Scottish Government’s Net Zero, Energy and Transport Cabine

02

June

2021

Divestment

Divestment on the table, but Glasgow still waiting for £500 million decision on fossil fuels

Glasgow City Councillors deferred a decision on what to do with over £500 million of fossil fuel investments today, whilst agreeing that d

01

June

2021

Divestment

Campaigners demand end to Glasgow fossil fuel investments ahead of crucial vote

DIVEST STRATHCLYDE AND FRIENDS OF THE EARTH SCOTLAND PRESS RELEASE Climate justice activists are taking part in online and physically-distanced protests in Glasgow today to urge the city’s pension fund to end its £508 million investments in coal, oil and gas companies in order to tackle the worsening climate crisis.[1]

18

May

2021

Climate Energy Just Transition

‘No new oil & gas’ to meet climate commitments, says IEA report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a special report today, “Net Zero in 2050: A roadmap for the global energy system,” that backs calls to end new licensing and finance for new fossil fuel extraction. The report is the agency’s first ever effort to model a comprehensive energy pathway towards limiting gl

11

May

2021

Climate Energy

Peterhead Carbon Capture Plans Will Delay Transition From Fossil Fuels

Environmental campaigners have criticised the claims from energy company SSE that they will try to add Carbon Capture and Storage technology in an attempt to delay the closure of the Peterhead gas power station. The Peterhead station was Scotland’s most polluting industrial site in 2018 and 2019 in terms of climate changing

27

April

2021

Divestment

MSP pensions funded by investments in fossil fuel companies

Environmental campaigners have revealed that the Scottish Parliament Pension Fund has almost £1 million invested in coal, oil and gas companies who are driving climate breakdown. Analysis by Friends of the Earth Scotland based on a freedom of information

25

April

2021

Climate Energy Environmental Rights Transport Waste

Manifesto promises on climate and energy compared

Friends of the Earth Scotland today released a comparison of the climate and environmental promises in the election manifestos from the Conservative, Green, LibDem, Labour and SNP. Friends of the Earth Scotland's Director Dr Richard Dixon said: "This should have been the climate emergency election. It is our first chance t

19

April

2021

Climate Just and Green Recovery

130,000 Green Jobs could be created in Scotland in 2 years, research shows

New research shows that at least 130,000 green jobs could be created in Scotland in the next two years, enough to replace every job lost from covid and more, if the government invests in key areas including care work and renewable energy. The analysis by Green New Deal UK, shows that thousands of new jobs would be created in