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Powering Our Ambitions
Common Weal calls for the Scottish Government to launch a National Energy Company, to couple it with a Scottish Energy Development Agency and to Power Scotland’s Ambitions to become a zero-carbon nation which can tackle the problems of fuel poverty.
Common Weal’s latest policy paper Powering Our Ambitions lays out the rationale for a publicly owned national energy company (NEC) and presents the blueprint for making it happen. You can read the paper in full here.
Disruptive Technologies: The Impact on Workers in Scotland
Automation and other disruptive technologies are rapidly entering the global economy and could threaten up to 30% of jobs in Scotland by 2030. If we are to deliver an economy which is sustainable and inclusive of both people and technology, then we must focus on how we rebalance away from the current neoliberal model towards an investment-led growth model so that we can live in a world where the benefits of machines are felt by all people in our society; we just need to build the institutions which allow that.
Energy Performance Certificates: An Alternative Approach
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are deeply flawed and do not present an accurate or useful picture of building energy efficiency to buyers and tenants.
This is the conclusion of the latest Common Weal Policy Paper produced by Dr Keith Baker and Dr Ron Mould of the Common Weal Energy Working Group. The paper can be downloaded in full here.
Back to Life: Visions for Alternative Futures for Scotland's Grouse Moors
Almost one fifth of Scotland’s land is kept barren and dead for the sole purpose of maximising the number of red grouse – so they can be killed for sport. Many people object to the killing of animals for sport as a matter of principle; others believe that Scotland’s land is concentrated in too few hands and used inefficiently and unproductively.
A Silver Chain – A Critique of the Sustainable Growth Commission’s Monetary Policy Recommendations
Scotland needs its own currency on day one of independence
COMMON WEAL has intervened in the debate surrounding Andrew Wilson’s Growth Commission by offering a substantial critique to keeping the Pound Sterling post-independence.
Common Weal is hiring – This is your opportunity to work with us to build a Common Weal Scotland
This is your opportunity to work with us to build a Common Weal Scotland
WE ARE RECRUITING a new Policy Officer and a new Campaigns Officer to join the ambitious Common Weal team as we continue to develop policy ideas and campaigns that we believe can transform Scotland into the best society, economy and culture it can possibly be.
Foundations for Freedom: A discussion paper on the process for establishing an independent Scotland’s Constitution
Top constitutional expert Dr W. Elliot Bulmer, has outlined how the case for an independent Scotland must be founded on a ‘strong, inclusive and reassuring constitutional foundation’.