Rainbows & unicorns: How Scotland’s Just Transition is making waves for climate

The Rainbow Warrior enchants even lying still in the water. The famous emblem bursting to life in a blaze of colour, 55m masts towering above. A lick of green paint might be needed to cover the corrosion here and there. But framed against the silvery Scottish skies in Leith it remains a symbol of hope, of defiance, of a group that knows how to win. … Continue reading Rainbows & unicorns: How Scotland’s Just Transition is making waves for climate

Unions welcome 290 wind jobs at former BiFab yard amid calls for new ‘industrial plan’

Maybe, just maybe, it could be the start of something more strategic for Scotland than first glance would suggest. But whatever follows, the news that nearly 300 jobs are to be created at Harland and Wolff’s newly acquired Methil facilities have been greeted warmly. Not least as the new owners talk of the importance of geography and hopes of more to come. For the GMB … Continue reading Unions welcome 290 wind jobs at former BiFab yard amid calls for new ‘industrial plan’

Climate focus: How Scotland’s wind turbines are powering a photography revolution

Maybe it’s how their blades glide through the air. Or wonder at the technology they were crafted from. Whatever the reason, they mesmerise. Now it has emerged that a quarter of a million young Scots have taken a picture of a wind turbine while out and about in the Scottish countryside. Almost half of 16-24 year olds (45%) questioned by pollsters Survation said they had … Continue reading Climate focus: How Scotland’s wind turbines are powering a photography revolution

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

Scotland’s renewable energy ambition is within touching distance … but the real journey is only just beginning

Whatever the new hue of the Scottish Parliament looks come next session, it is clear climate ahead of COP26 in November will take centre stage, and renewables will be at the heart of it. Continue reading Scotland’s renewable energy ambition is within touching distance … but the real journey is only just beginning

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

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Traffic free, active travel, people first. Watch Edinburgh council’s plans for greener centre

“Our vision is to provide a great place that everyone can enjoy and benefit from, which supports our drive to be net zero carbon by 2030 and helps the city’s economic recovery.” Continue reading Traffic free, active travel, people first. Watch Edinburgh council’s plans for greener centre

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OPINION: Unless drastic action is taken over the next nine years melting Arctic and Antarctic ice caps will be more than a newspaper front page

Although many family cycling shops stayed open during the latest lockdown, the Scottish Government should ensure funding is available for small cycle firms to be set up easily and cycle training courses reskill people who have lost their jobs as the pandemic obliterated our high streets. Continue reading OPINION: Unless drastic action is taken over the next nine years melting Arctic and Antarctic ice caps will be more than a newspaper front page

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WATCH: Paris Mayor’s vision to turn Champs-Élysées into €250 million eco garden

Perhaps not before time, but finally Anna Hidalgo the Mayor of Paris has given her assent to turn the city of Paris into one of the most beautiful tree lines gardens in the world. She has given the go-ahead for plans to be progressed that would see the 1.9km (1.2m) champs-élysées become a green space to be proud of. Pedestrians would be greeted by tunnels … Continue reading WATCH: Paris Mayor’s vision to turn Champs-Élysées into €250 million eco garden