A steering group has been formed with local construction and energy expertise, input from HIE and Highland Council, and Skye Climate Action. Most of the group first met together in early September, and a core group has since progressed discussions to refine the scope...
Business Energy Scotland and the Let’s Do Net Zero Buildings Fund can help businesses and community organisations save energy and reduce energy costs.
Donnie Mackay of the Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association gave a zoom talk to the Skye Climate Action network about the 12 years of the Housing Association’s ‘Energycaring’ service. Donnie explained why fuel poverty is rampant in Lochalsh and Skye, resulting from interacting factors such as lack of mains gas, high energy costs (compared to central belt), suboptimal supply chains, poorly insulated housing stock and high levels of related ill health. He also gave advice on improving energy efficiency. Contact us for a copy of Donnie’s presentation as a pdf.
The International Energy Agency has published a 10 point plan for reducing oil demand, which would cut oil use by more than half Russia’s exports within four months.
Scotland produces renewable electricity equivalent to 97% of its electricity consumption. However, much of this is exported so that only 56% of the electricity consumed in Scotland is from renewable sources.
Two podcasts exploring the possibilities and challenges, including production, distribution and costs, of building hydrogen into the UK energy system.
The UK government’s decision to allow a new coal mine in west Cumbria is criticised by campaigners, scientists and the UK’s own Committee on Climate Change, for increasing emissions and undermining the UK’s credibility in COP26 climate negotiations. Sign Greenpeace’s petition.
From late 2021, 300 homes in Levenmouth, Fife, will be connected to a green hydrogen network for cooking and heating their homes.
Sign Oil Change International’s letter calling on the Inter-American Development Bank to stop funding oil and gas extraction and associated infrastructure.
Sign Oil Change International’s letter calling on the UK government to halt its policy that makes maximising economic oil and gas production a legal obligation.