Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog explores the background to carbon capture, utilisation and storage, the proposals for the development of a Scottish Cluster, and what progress has been made so far
Category: Environment & Energy
Renewable energy map of Scotland
Reading Time: < 1 minute This blog allows you to explore where renewable energy projects are in Scotland. An interactive map allows you to narrow the data down by Parliamentary
Green freeports in Scotland: opportunities and challenges as we transition to a net zero economy
Reading Time: 7 minutes On 13 January 2023 the Scottish and UK governments announced that the Inverness and Cromarty Firth and Forth Green Freeports had been jointly selected to
Progress with a Scottish Deposit Return Scheme – where are we now?
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog summarises the Scottish DRS scheme, concerns raised recently about its implementation and how the Scottish Government has responded. At the time of writing the Scottish Government remains committed to the August 2023 start date.
Cost crisis: Constituency support for enquiries related to the cost of living and the cost of doing business
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog contains up-to-date links to a selection of trusted and official external sources of information relating to support available for individuals and organisations to help with the cost crisis.
Wood burning stoves FAQs: updated February 2023
Reading Time: 5 minutes As the cost crisis continues and energy bills rise, SPICe has received an increasing number of enquiries and visits to our blog from 2019 on
So, what’s this about a “climate lockdown”?
Reading Time: 6 minutes This post considers whether claims that national and local government are pursuing policies that constitute a “climate lockdown” are supported by available evidence.
The Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill – what’s happened so far?
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog discusses what has happened so far during the passage of the Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) Bill.
Energy price crisis – current policy and outlook for 2023
Reading Time: 6 minutes Introduction Energy prices have been particularly volatile over the last 18 months. The policy response from the UK and Scottish Governments, which attempts to alleviate
FAQs: Avian Influenza
Reading Time: 8 minutes This blog sets out information on frequently asked questions on avian flu.