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We're greener than the Greens, claim Labour

Labour environment spokeswoman Claudia Beamish

THE Scottish Greens shrugged off an attack from Labour yesterday after Kezia Dugdale’s party accused them of abandoning their eco ethics to become SNP axemen.

12:00am Saturday 11 March 2017

Four-month public consultation on Scottish fracking is now under way

Four-month public consultation on Scottish fracking is now under way

A FOUR-MONTH-LONG public consultation on the use of fracking was launched yesterday by the Scottish Government with a final decision on the controversial gas extraction technique expected to be made by the end of the year.

12:00am Wednesday 1 February 2017

Scottish Government launch fracking consultation

The fracking plant in Lancashire. Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

MINISTERS today launched a four month public consultation on the use of fracking in Scotland with a final decision on the controversial gas extraction technique expected to be made by the end of the year.

5:31pm Tuesday 31 January 2017

Fracking watchdog checks are too slack, warns poisons expert

Fracking watchdog checks are too slack warns poisons expert

ONE of America’s foremost toxicologists has warned that regulators are not doing enough to monitor the health and environmental effects of fracking.

12:00am Saturday 7 January 2017

Letters I: There is no fracking way there are no issues with this practice

Some studies suggest 25 per cent of chemicals in fracking fluids could cause cancer and mutations

AS public health researchers we noted your article on fracking (Watchdog raps anti-fracking leaflet, The National, January 4) and wish to highlight the following: Fracking operations involve pumping millions of litres of water containing fracking…

12:00am Thursday 5 January 2017

Scottish Government urged to put 'bold vision' on renewables at the heart of its energy strategy

Friends of the Earth Scotland wants to see a future in which all Scotland’s energy comes from renewables, with no fracking and no new nuclear power

SCOTLAND’S first comprehensive energy policy should set out a “bold vision” for the future to put the country on course to produce all our energy from renewable sources, without fracking or new nuclear power, according to a leading…

12:00am Tuesday 24 January 2017

Letters II: How will the rest of the UK cope without importing Scotland's energy?

Peter Mandelson has issued dire warnings about England ceasing trade with Scotland in the event of independence

WHEN I hear thon couf that’s ca’d Laird Mandelson spouting his threats about what will happen to too poor, too wee and too stupid Scotland if kind and generous England stop trading on Scottish independence, I am amazed no-one asks him just where…

12:00am Wednesday 22 February 2017

Letters II: Let’s respond to Brexit and Trump with a fresh determination

Deal-maker: Donald Trump

COMBINED with Brexit, Donald Trump’s first days as US President have surely given the new leaders of the Yes2 campaign an urgent agenda.

12:00am Monday 6 February 2017

Plan for half of Scotland's energy to come from renewables by 2030

The strategy document opened the door to the creation of an energy company owned by the Scottish Government to help local and community projects

THEY wanted a bold and ambitious policy and that is what campaigners got when Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse proposed a “landmark” target for half of all Scotland’s energy to come from renewables by 2030.

12:00am Wednesday 25 January 2017

Cat Boyd: Scotland’s oil was squandered for the sake of corporate profits

Oil and gas brought well-paid jobs to Aberdeen and the north-east but only in the short term

‘IT’S Scotland’s oil,” the SNP announced in the 1970s, but the slogan was always more of an aspiration than a reality. North Sea oil never really belonged to Scotland. It never really benefited Britain either: even when oil revenues were…

12:00am Tuesday 14 February 2017
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