What’s On At COP26: Pop up co-working and event space opens minutes from SECC

A last minute call for bands to collaborate at pop-up venue showcasing ethical collectives has gone out after a new co-working space come bar opened in just six-days. The idea was to help overcome a lack of space and provide an independent venue within walking distance of the main COP26 activities. Now 75.5 Steps: a local business-led collaboration between The Drink Cabinet and Glasgow bar … Continue reading What’s On At COP26: Pop up co-working and event space opens minutes from SECC

New tech means electric battery run lorries can compete with diesel on cost, says study

A new study by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) shows that electric battery-powered freight trucks can be economically competitive with diesel counterparts. They say the study challenges a long-held view that has previously dismissed electric freight trucks as too costly. It argues that with with battery technology improving rapidly, heavy battery electric trucks can compete – and likely soon. To be commercially competitive, such vehicles need one critical … Continue reading New tech means electric battery run lorries can compete with diesel on cost, says study

Scottish renewable sector can spark ‘Silicon Valley’ effect for wind, tidal & solar says Hunter report

When he speaks, people listen. They might not always agree but they pay attention. So when Sir Tom Hunter commissions the influential Oxford Economics consultancy through The Hunter Foundation to look at Scotland’s economic performance, it was always a fair bet that the results would grab some headlines especially so close to an election. But when you look past the scrutiny of UK and Scottish … Continue reading Scottish renewable sector can spark ‘Silicon Valley’ effect for wind, tidal & solar says Hunter report

Interim chief of Scotland’s new deposit return scheme body promises ‘world class’ service

The interim director a new group announced to oversee Scotland’s long awaited deposit return scheme has hailed it as a “game-changer” in driving Scotland’s circular economy and green ambitions. Donald McCalman said the new body – Circularity Scotland Limited – would deliver a world class scheme with a vision of making it “work for all”. The new not for profit group, announced today, is made … Continue reading Interim chief of Scotland’s new deposit return scheme body promises ‘world class’ service

Scotland has clear potential to be ‘renewable energy powerhouse’ says new industry chair Adam Morrison

He has three years to make his mark it, but new Scottish Renewables chair Adam Morrison is in determined mood as he gets to grip with the new role. In his opening remarks since taking office he highlighted the challenges faced by colleagues in making sure that Scotland lives up to its potential as a change maker for the world. “Scotland’s potential as a renewable … Continue reading Scotland has clear potential to be ‘renewable energy powerhouse’ says new industry chair Adam Morrison