Over three fifths of Scots would like to see Scotland generate all of its electricity from renewable sources, according to a new poll. The results of the poll conducted by nfpSynergy on behalf of WWF Scotland in April found that out of 1,000 people surveyed, 61% said they would like to see a Scotland that generates all of its electricity from renewable resources. Following the new findings, WWF Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government to become the EU’s first fully renewable electricity nation. This week the Scottish Parliament returns from its summer break with the First Minister delivering her programme for government at Holyrood on Tuesday where WWF Scotland hope that plans to develop a new energy strategy will be discussed.
Scotsman 5th Sept 2016 read more »
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Campaign group Friends of the Earth has issued a “wake-up call” for the G20 leaders with a new report revealing that the money hidden in tax havens could be enough to power half of the world using 100% renewable sources by 2030. Extra investment of around $507bn (£381bn) a year would be needed to power to power Africa, Latin America and much of Asia with 100% renewable energy – “well below” the estimates of around $600bn (£450bn) of Government revenue that is lost worldwide by the use of tax avoidance ‘havens’, the campaign group claims.
Edie 5th Sept 2016 read more »