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Energy Issues and Fuel Poverty May 2016

image Published: May 25, 2016

The SRT Project reported on Energy Issues and Fuel Poverty at the 2016 General Assembly. This is a highly topical and fast-moving subject. In recent years there have been very significant developments, such as the UK Government’s plans to terminate renewable energy subsidies and the announced closure of Longannet power station.

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SRT Project at the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016

image Published: May 25, 2016

The SRT Project ran a very successful event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival on April 6, based on our recent investigations into Energy Issues and Fuel Poverty. Chaired by Sarah Boyack, former Minister for the Environment, it took the form of a panel discussion featuring three experts whose knowledge and experience have been particularly influential in shaping the thinking of our group.

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Energy and Fuel Poverty Issues

image Published: May 11, 2016

The term “fuel poverty” is relatively new, but it relates to issues that have afflicted Scotland for many generations. Successive governments have worked to a target of eliminating Fuel Poverty by November 2016. In spite of this ambition, Fuel Poverty in 2015 affected 845,000 homes in Scotland – equivalent to more than one third of all households.

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Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016

image Published: Feb 04, 2016

The Edinburgh International Science Festival runs from 26 March to 10 April 2016. The Church of Scotland SRT Project is delighted to participate in the festival again this year and our event 'Can we address Fuel Poverty and respond to Climate Change? A Church of Scotland perspective' takes place on 6 April.

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Energy, Climate Change and Fuel Poverty

image Published: Nov 03, 2015

One of the SRT Working Groups is currently looking at Energy Issues and Fuel Poverty, with the aim of reporting to the 2016 General Assembly. This is a highly topical and fast-moving subject. In the past few months there have been very significant developments, such as the UK Government’s plans to terminate renewable energy subsidies and the announced closure of Longannet power station. All of this is against the backdrop of Paris this December, when over 190 countries will meet at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change. The urgent challenge is to negotiate a deal which will limit emissions from developed countries and help developing countries adapt to the impact of climate change and develop low carbon economies.

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Energy, Climate Change and Fuel Poverty Working Group

image Published: Nov 13, 2014

A working group of the Church of Scotland Church & Society Council has begun to examine the issues around Fuel Poverty with the aim of reporting to the 2016 General Assembly.

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Energy and Transport - Moving Forward May 2008

image Published: Nov 01, 2010

In 2007 we brought a report to the General Assembly entitled “Energy for a Changing Climate”; it dealt with how we produce energy, how we use it, and how we can save it.  What was said within that report was that two even more intractable problems remained to be addressed: heating and transport.  The 2008 report focuses on transport.

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Energy for a Changing Climate May 2007

image Published: Nov 01, 2010

In contrast to fossil and nuclear fuels, renewable energy offers alternative sources of energy for the future that will not run out, which in general add little to the pollution and waste problems caused by fossil fuels, without the risks attendant on nuclear power.

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