Consultation on Scottish energy plan “lacking transparency”
A missing analysis of the future of jobs and oil reserves in the North Sea is undermining confidence in the consultation on Scotland's new energy strategy.
Scientists warn hydrogen heating could be net-zero ‘distraction’
The Scottish Science Advisory Council also cautioned that there was a risk that hydrogen heating could be promoted to benefit commercial interests.
Fife hydrogen trial short on sign ups despite offering £1k ‘bribe’
A ‘world-first’ trial of hydrogen heating systems in Fife is yet to sign up its targeted number of households despite offering residents £1,000 to take part.
Military spending massively outstripping climate finance, report warns
Rich countries are spending at least 30 times more on their military than climate finance for climate vulnerable nations.
China and Russia block Antarctic protection
China and Russia are expected to block plans for protecting the seas around the Antarctic from over-fishing.
Rising toxic pollution under investigation
The Scottish Government’s green watchdog launched an investigation into rises in toxic pollution from two wood production plants in Stirlingshire and Ayrshire.
Insurance brokers accused of “working in service” of oil industry
Brokers based in London are introducing clients to a controversial Bermudian insurer which was set up by the oil industry.
Revealed: The Bermuda-based firm crucial to new North Sea oil
A firm in Bermuda is providing insurance coverage to companies behind two of the biggest and most controversial new oil fields in the North Sea.
Big lifestyle changes needed if technology fails to deliver Scottish climate targets
Scotland would need to see major lifestyle changes if it is to meet its climate target without relying on unproven carbon capture and storage technologies.