SNP’s plans for low-carbon homes would create jobs, reduce fuel poverty and help fight climate change – Dr Richard Dixon. The Scottish Government is right to focus on energy use in people’s homes amid the drive to reduce carbon emissions, writes Dr Richard Dixon. Last week’s Programme for Government has lots of good words about creating a greener Scotland, meeting our climate commitments and delivering green jobs. One of the biggest and earliest commitments in the document is to a big expansion of the work to insulate buildings and switch heating systems to low carbon. In her speech, the First Minister said that in 20 years heating our homes will no longer contribute to climate change emissions.
Scotsman 7th Sept 2020 read more »
A LEADING economist has won praise for explaining how Scotland can use its “leading” natural capital to help its recovery from the coronavirus crisis. Dieter Helm, author and Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, told Good Morning Scotland that in terms of natural capital the country is “a class apart from the rest”, bringing opportunities for a more sustainable economy. Andrew Wilson, chair of the Sustainable Growth Commission, said Helm’s interview with the BBC programme was “magnificent”.
The National 8th Sept 2020 read more »