Scotland’s Energy Future has no need for Nuclear. Prof Steve Thomas, Emeritus Professor of Energy Policy, University of Greenwich; Prof Tom Burke CBE, co-founding Director and Chair of E3G. Dr Paul Dorfman, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UCL Energy Institute, University College London.
Nuclear Consulting Group 24th June 2019 read more »
The SNP’s plans to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045 are relatively ambitious compared to other countries, and based on the recommendations of the UK government’s expert Committee on Climate Change. Extinction Rebellion, however, are calling for net-zero by 2025 and other environmentalist groups are focusing on the more achievable date of 2040. But the biggest concern is over the emissions target for 2030. The UK Committee on Climate Change, however, reached their own proposed Scottish targets for 2030 by simply drawing a straight line between now and 2045, claiming that there was not enough data available to go into more detail within the legislative timetable. The result — if these targets become law — is that only 4 per cent more emissions cuts will be made between now and 2030 (4% more than it would have been under the 80% by 2050 target).. Professor Kevin Anderson, one of the UK’s leading climate change experts, has called for a much more robust target for Scotland of an 86 per cent reduction by 2030, rather than the 70 per cent currently planned.
New Statesman 24th June 2019 read more »