“When 75 percent of the nation would vote for independence with ‘the right economic case’, when is the Scottish Government finally going to publish one?”

Ellen Höfer: The blank White Paper


“Remember that the stock market value of oil and gas firms is based on their oil and gas reserves. They are worth what the stock market thinks these can be sold for. So for them, these reserves must be part of the solution to climate change; this is why they place dirty, fossil fuel-based hydrogen at the heart of their plan.”

Iain Black: Beware green Trojan horses


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will announce a “national mission” to “create new, green jobs across Scotland with fair pay and good conditions” when she sets out her Programme for Government today. The proposals will include a “youth guarantee” scheme as proposed by her economic advisory group report, a programme to re-train people to work in low-carbon industries, […]

‘New, green jobs’? Here’s what to keep an eye out for in the Programme for Govt





The case of Alexander Dennis, the bus builder based in Falkirk now expected to axe 650 jobs, highlights the need for government to think big about how it tackles this economic crisis. Alexander Dennis is the leading bus manufacturer in the UK, and a world leader in double-decker bus manufacturing. It has developed the ability […]

Scotland needs the skills at Alexander Dennis, one way or another


A new study has found a record-breaking heatwave in Siberia was made 600 times more likely by man-made climate change. Temperatures in the far north of Russia were more than five degrees above normal from January to June this year, causing permafrost to melt and forest fires to proliferate, which in turn increased more carbon […]

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