Common Weal’s Energy Working Group has published their latest paper on improving Scotland’s energy strategy. Carbon-Free, Poverty-Free looks at the challenge of reducing carbon emissions in Scotland’s rural areas.
The need for Scotland to decarbonise its energy network – across electricity, heat and transport – is becoming increasingly urgent in the face of the looming “climate emergency”. The Committee on Climate Change has recommended that Scotland sets a target for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.
Post Legislative Scrutiny - Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 - Submission from Common Weal
Common Weal has responded to the Public Audit and Post-Legislative Scrutiny Committee’s call for views on the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
You can read the full response to the call for views here.
From rhetoric to reality: How do we make a Scottish Green Deal happen?
Sean Bell speaks to Mark Ruskell from the Scottish Greens and Craig Dalzell from the Common Weal about what needs to happen for a Green New Deal for Scotland to go from rhetoric to reality
A LITTLE over a month ago, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stood before the STUC conference in Dundee and announced her commitment to a “Scottish green deal”, vowing to deliver a carbon-neutral society that would encompass every community in Scotland.
Submission on the Scottish National Investment Bank
In May 2019, the Scottish Parliament's Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee asked for expert submissions on the ongoing work to establish a Scottish National Investment Bank.
Common Weal, as initiators of the policy, were invited to present our views on the progress being made by the various stakeholders towards the launch of the bank and what our views were on the scope and structure of the bank should be as well as what the missions of the bank should look like.
Common Weal’s Energy Policy Working Group releases its latest policy paper today. Authors Dr Keith Baker and Dr Ron Mould have made the case for Scotland to reform the way that heat is produced and delivered in Scotland through a network District Heating Systems (DHS).
The paper can be downloaded here.
These networks essentially view the delivery of heat as a utility (similar to provision of water, gas and electricity) rather than the result of the consumption of one.