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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

01

April

2021

Divestment

Climate activists celebrate Glasgow City Council support for campaign to end £500 million fossil fuel investment

[caption id="attachment_17234" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Extinction Rebellion Glasgow and Divest Strathcly

01

April

2021

Waste

Campaigners welcome increased plastic bag charge 

Friends of the Earth Scotland has welcomed the increased single-use carrier bag charge. From today (Thursday 1st April), all retailers across Scotland must charge a minimum of 10p for each new single-use carrier bag used. The carrier bag charge was first introduced in Scotland in October 2014. In its first year, there was

31

March

2021

Climate Just and Green Recovery Transport

Green Jobs Recovery must be at the heart of election campaign

Campaigners have today (31/3/21) called for Scotland’s politicians to prioritise policies in the election that create green jobs and reduce climate pollution. They want the next Scottish Government to take a more interventionist role in the economy including making bus journeys free for everyone and creating a publicly-owned c

24

March

2021

Climate

Scottish Government ‘disrespects’ four Holyrood Committees

Campaigners have accused the Scottish Government of ‘disrespecting’ the work of four Parliamentary Committees who wrote reports scrutinising the draft Climate Change Plan Update. Throughout January and February 2021 the Committees heard evidence from experts across a wide variety of sectors of Scottish life and produced d

24

March

2021

Climate Energy Just Transition

UK Government climate policy branded ‘denial and delusion’ over North Sea Deal

Environmental campaigners have reacted with outrage to the announcement that the UK Government has decided to continue granting licenses for companies to search for more oil and gas in the North Sea. Fossil fuels are the key driver of climate change and through existing fields alone the UK is set to exceed its fair share of o