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#SP6 – Environmentalists call for green priorities

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Campaigners are calling on Scotland’s politicians to prioritise policies in the election that create green jobs and reduce climate pollution.They want the next Scottish Government to take a "more interventionist role" in the...

Friends of the Earth claim Low Emission Zone plans will not work in Edinburgh

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Environmental campaigners have criticised the Low Emission Zone plans from City of Edinburgh Council, as a public consultation draws to a close this Sunday (21st July). Friends of the Earth Scotland has criticised the...

Honorary degree for Dr Richard Dixon

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Dr Richard Dixon, the environmental campaigner, received an honorary degree in science from Edinburgh Napier University earlier this afternoon.Dixon is well known as Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland and was awarded his...

Call for green investment to transform Scotland’s economy

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Friends of the Earth have organised an event taking place in the capital this evening at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel along with the STUC and the Institute for New Economic Thinking who have been...

Fossil fuel investment continues at Lothian Pension Fund

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New data published today reveals that the Lothian Pension Fund has £237 million invested in fossil fuels according to Friends of the Earth. The fund provides pensions for council workers and related organisations in...

Many happy returns to Friends of the Earth Scotland

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 Scotland’s leading environmental campaign group mark their 35th anniversary today,Ensuring justice for people and the environment has been the main objective of Friends of the Earth Scotland for those three and a half decades.Author...

Edinburgh features on list of most polluted streets

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SCOTLAND’S MOST POLLUTED STREETS REVEALEDFriends of the Earth Scotland say that their new analysis report shows that air pollution targets are still being missed across Scotland, despite targets which were supposed to have been...

Friends of the Earth attack Cairn Energy’s “cowboy tactics”

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This morning on Lothian Road at the offices of oil company, Cairn Energy, activists dressed as cowboys highlighted the company's potential role in the destruction of the Arctic. Their oil exploration plans include effectively...

Anti Biomass protest at Holyrood

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Environmentalists and residents from Dundee, Falkirk, Grangemouth and Edinburgh today gathered outside The Scottish Parliament to call on the Scottish Government to stop subsidising big biomass as 'green' energy.Shortly before the demo, Fergus Ewing, Energy...

Renewable Energy Investment Fund launched

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Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has today announced a new £103 million investment fund which will drive the growth of renewable energy in Scotland for generations.The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) will initially focus on...

Biomass may still make economic sense

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The Scottish Government recently published draft proposals for biomass subsidies that could potentially see Forth Energy get a financial windfall of over £170 million per year. Campaigners from Friends of the Earth Scotland and Biofuelwatch...

Friends of the Earth welcome court judgement on solar tariffs

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Friends of the Earth Scotland welcomed The Court of Appeal's unanimous rejection today of the UK government's attempt to overturn a High Court ruling stating that its plans to rush through sudden cuts to solar tariff...

Friends of the Earth slam Royal Bank for playing with food prices

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The Royal Bank of Scotland and other European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty by speculating in food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to...

Friends of the Earth Scotland case will change the law

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Friends of the Earth Scotland's  intervention has led to changes in Scots law   Friends of the Earth Scotland this week celebrated a ruling from the UK Supreme Court in London, which changes the interpretation...

The argument for trams in Edinburgh

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The Edinburgh Tram project is probably the most contentious issue the city  has dealt with since the building of the Holyrood Parliament, inciting anger in members of the public, the council and government alike.However with all the anti-tram...

Friends of the Earth welcome the decision on Edinburgh trams

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Friends of the Earth Scotland has responded to reports that the City of Edinburgh Council has voted to continue with the Edinburgh trams project last night. Stan Blackley, Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth...

New chief executive for Friends of The Earth

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Friends of the Earth Scotland, Scotland's leading independent environmental campaigning charity, today announced the appointment of Stan Blackley as the organisation's new Chief Executive.Mr Blackley comes to Friends of the Earth...

Parliament asked to balance justice for all

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In a petition backed by comedian Frankie Boyle and author Iain Banks, campaigners called  on the Scottish Parliament this week to investigate the barriers people face when they try to stand up...

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