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Could this be Scotland’s Way Ahead?






Almost exactly a  year ago I attended the first meeting of the Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force.  This group of key figures from across the infrastructure life cycle in Scotland met for the first time to try and identify the engineering priorities for a climate proofed future under the banner of Scotland’s Way Ahead. The shared […]

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The steps needed to deliver a low-carbon country






The Scottish Budget offers a clear and tangible test of how the Scottish Government plans to secure the benefits of a low carbon economy. We can ask, does the budget match the Governments climate action plan, does it commit to a low carbon economy and does it attempt to mitigate the impact of changes to […]

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Working for a fossil fuel free future






When I think of the many inventions that make our lives today easier and safer, things we take for granted like the telephone, television, steam engine and penicillin, they all have one thing in common. They were all the brainchild of Scots. Just as Scots confronted the challenges to help society develop better forms of […]

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Five years on: what progress is Scotland making on climate change?






Recently I attended an event at the Scottish Parliament where the UK Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) presented their most recent progress report of delivery under the Scottish Climate Change Act. Five years ago I would have been in the same building – and possibly the same room – my memory fails me, urging our […]

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