Beyond the Noise: New green establishment vs the working class?

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 outrage-driven social media news circus and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

THIS week, Jamieson is joined by Gary Smith, Scottish Secretary of the GMB union – part of a coalition, ‘Fife – Ready for Renewal’ demanding that a new Fife windfarm be constructed in Fife. Has the rhetoric about a ‘just transition’ towards new green energy collapsed in the face of capitalist power?

They discuss:

00:38 – What is the background the the Bifab fight for jobs?

5:05 – What is wrong with the current rhetoric around the idea of a ‘just transition’?

12:05 – Are their countries around Europe who provide a stronger model for energy transition towards more green alternative?

18:05 – Are the ideas around a Green New Deal in the United States a more effective framing for a just transition?

Picture: Lorna Miller

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