Beaver Lake Cree Bring the Power of the Sun to Tar Sands Ground Zero

By Ana Simeon – Campaigns Director, RAVEN When you live in the middle of the biggest sacrifice zone on Earth, how do you keep up your spirit? When the plants and animals that sustained your community are gone, how do you pass on land-based cultural teachings to the next generation? The Beaver Lake Cree have …

The People’s Energy Company

Readers might be interested to know about a new, small energy company based in East Lothian, called the People’s Energy Company (see Peoplesenergy.co.uk). Set up last year by couple David Pike and Karen Sode, the company aims to provide ‘fairer, simpler’ energy supply while undermining the dominance of the big six suppliers. The company not …

Cheap renewables undercut nuclear power

Cheap renewables undercut nuclear power by Paul Brown of the Climate News Network The technology advances and plunging costs of cheap renewables make base load nuclear power redundant, and cheap renewables are mounting a serious challenge to nuclear power, which in 2017 has had a difficult year. Key projects have been abandoned, costs are rising, …

Demand for Green Energy is highest in Scotland

Over two thirds (67%) of Scots would switch to a Green Energy provider if given the chance The majority (72%) of Scots would be happy to pay more for energy if their tariff was renewably sourced However, price remains the priority for 79% of Scottish people Scotland is the UK’s most environmentally conscious region as …

Worse Climate Change in the Offing

Worse climate change in the offing The prospect of the Earth overheating dangerously has come closer, with scientists warning that worse climate change will soon affect the planet, according to Alex Kirby of the Climate News Network. The world has been given a stark warning by some of its leading scientists: there is much worse …

Energy Matters: Open Well Water Source Heat Pumps Pros and Cons

Energy Matters: Open Well Water Source Heat Pumps Pros and Cons by Derek Morgan This months’ article describes an open well water source heat pump; how it works and what’s involved installation wise. The heat energy stored in underground water tables can be harvested and pumped to the surface from a well through a heat …