Energy

Get the future of energy right

Author / Creator: Common Weal

Media type: Video

Date published: 2023

Energy – electricity, heating and transport fuel – is crucial for the modern Scotland we live in


Could the Scottish Government provide free gas and electricity for all?

Author / Creator: Graeme McCormick

Media type: Article

Date published: 2023

The Scottish Government claims that these reserved powers restrict any actions it can take to mitigate the worst effects of the cost of energy to Scottish domestic and business consumers.

But is that really the case? 


Is Nuclear the enemy?

Author / Creator: Callum Cox

Media type: Article

Date published:

An explaination that nuclear power whilst breaking down perspectives you may not have considered before


Why Scotland urgently needs a hydrogen pipeline to Europe

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: Opinion

Date published: 2023

Hydrogen from renewable energy could be piped to Germany.


REWIRING BRITAIN HOW SCOTLAND CAN BUILD THE NEW NATIONAL GRID

Author / Creator: EDDIE BARNES

Media type: Report

Date published: 2023

The National Grid needs changing.


Scotland's energy options. SCOTONOMICS EP 67:

Author / Creator: Chris Cook

Media type: Video

Date published: 2023

Energy: It is too expensive, too much of the profit disappears from the local community and of course, too much of it is currently generated from fossil fuels. 


Oil company profits double but are they taxed appropriately?

Author / Creator: Ross Mcalinden

Media type: Article

Date published: 2023

"Oil company profits double but are they taxed appropriately?"


Scotland’s energy future – Damaged by five UK government failures

Author / Creator: Business for Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published: 2023

The UK government is preventing Scotland from reaching its full potential


Energy could be the issue that tips Scotland into independence

Author / Creator: Business for Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published: 2022

Energy rich Scotland pays the highest electricity bills in the world.

 


Review Of Electricity Market Arrangements

Author / Creator: Energy; Working Group

Media type: consultation response

Date published: 2022

Present Market Arrangements for electricity are unsuited to a rapid and cost effective transition to a Net Zero energy system.


UK Government sends £225 billion up in smoke

Author / Creator: Gordon Reynolds

Media type: Opinion

Date published: 2022

Scotland energy rich but forced to pay the price for Westminster’s failure


How would energy be cheaper in an independent Scotland?

Author / Creator: Business for Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published: 2022

Scotland has huge potential to produce renewable electricity. At the moment, that is limited by the UK’s energy policy, and also by the outdated, privatised National Grid.


How would energy be cheaper in an independent Scotland?

Author / Creator: Business for Scotland

Media type: Blog

Date published:

Cheaper energy in an independent Scotland


Three Reasons Westminster’s Energy Strategy Doesn’t Work for Scotland

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: Article

Date published:

Scotland urgently needs a transformation of the UK’s electricity transmission system which does not serve Scotland’s needs.  It also needs more investment in energy efficiency and demand reduction


Socialised power: electricity is a public good

Author / Creator: Michael Davies-Venn

Media type: Article

Date published:

The author says electricity should be treated as a public (common) good. The debate continues.


How Scottish independence could re-ignite the north-east energy sector. Open minds on independence #17

Author / Creator: Believe in Scotland

Media type: News Media

Date published:

With independence, Scotland could manage a just transition from economic dependence on fossil fuels. And take our rightful place at the heart of developing renewables to power the world.


Energy-food nexus in the marine environment: A macroeconomic analysis on offshore wind energy and seafood production in Scotland

Author / Creator: Yang Qu

Media type: Academic Paper

Date published: February 2021

  • Low-cost offshore wind farms (OWFs) would increase both energy security and GDP.
  • Subsidising the high-cost OWFs would benefit energy security but not the economy.
  • Limited negative impacts on seafood sectors by the OWF expansion were identified .


Life cycle assessment of the carbon intensity of deep geothermal heat systems: A case study from Scotland

Author / Creator: Alistair T.McCay

Media type: Academic Paper

Date published:

We calculate that the carbon intensity of the heat produced 4.9–7.3% of the emissions from heat from natural gas. These values are compatible with Scotland's plans for long term decarbonisation.


Low-carbon GeoEnergy resource options in the Midland Valley of Scotland, UK

Author / Creator: N. Heinemann

Media type: Academic Paper

Date published:

The study suggests that the Midland Valley [of Scotland] represents a viable option in Scotland for the exploitation of the majority of low-carbon GeoEnergy resources.


Watershed: the Turning Point for North Sea Oil and the Just Transition

Author / Creator: Rachel Tansey

Media type: Assessment report

Date published: September 2021

No new oil and gas fields can be approved for development.  Given the right policies, a just transition can generate more than three jobs in clean industries for every North Sea oil job at risk