Deirdre Michie , a former oil lobbyist who worked in PR at Shell, has been announced as the new chair of the board of Scottish Water.
The Scottish Government’s environment watchdog has slashed its legal enforcement actions almost threefold over the last seven years, prompting accusations that polluters have escaped punishment.
Two whisky companies have been reprimanded by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog after leaks which breached legal limits and polluted rivers.
Coffee giant Costa sought involvement in drafting guidelines for drive-through restaurants, sparking concerns about lobbyists influencing new planning rules.
Authoritarian regimes and financial giants with stakes in the fossil fuel industry are among investors who would benefit from plans to use hydrogen heating.
Sepa has not committed to publishing the results of its compliance assessments which names and shames firms who break environmental rules.
The police force tasked with guarding UK nuclear plants reported 37 security breaches last year including the thefts of three ‘classified’ Microsoft tablets.
The Scottish Government gave £8.6m of green funding to a coal firm's biomass project.
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.