Reading Time: 5 minutes This is post about the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee’s evidence on retrofitting homes for net-zero.
Gas prices and fuel poverty
Reading Time: 5 minutes The price of gas has increased significantly in 2021, having a major impact on the UK’s energy market and consumers. Our latest blog sets out the reasons for the increase in price, the impact on the market, and the powers that the Scottish Parliament has to alleviate this.
Can hydrogen drive Scotland to net-zero? Part 2: What are Scotland’s hydrogen energy plans?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog outlines how the Scottish Government plans to use hydrogen energy to decarbonise key sectors on the path to net-zero emissions by 2045. This
Can hydrogen drive Scotland to net-zero? Part 1: What is hydrogen energy?
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog outlines what hydrogen energy is, how it is produced and how it may be used to decarbonise key energy-intensive sectors. It is recommended
Oil and the climate crisis: drilling into Scotland’s policy paradox
Reading Time: 6 minutes A look at how the Parliament and Government/Executive have approached climate change and the oil industry.
A (woolly) mammoth task? The Climate Change Bill before Stage 3
Reading Time: 5 minutes What’s in the Climate Bill? On 25 September 2019, the Scottish Parliament will consider the Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) Scotland Bill at Stage 3.
What do the latest HMRC Regional Trade Statistics tell us about exports of Scottish goods? (Q1 2019)
Reading Time: 4 minutes A look at the latest Regional Trade Statistics from HMRC.
The EU Emissions Trading Scheme and Brexit
Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) is considered the cornerstone of the EU’s efforts to fight climate change and is a key mechanism
The EU Emissions Trading System
Reading Time: 4 minutes Introduction While the Earth’s climate has been through many cycles of warming and cooling, the current rate of surface temperature rise is unprecedented. The overwhelming
Guest blog – A Scottish Publicly Owned Energy Company?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Ragne Low from the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde presents a scoping note, commissioned by the Parliament’s Economy, Jobs and Fair