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Scotland's green campaigns

CO2 emissions from Scottish industry rise despite vow to go green

Carbon dioxide emissions from industry in Scotland rose by more than 7 per cent last year, according to latest figures from the government’s environment watchdog.

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Salmond hails China renewable energy deal

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has welcomed a £6.4m renewable energy technology deal signed between Scotland and China.

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Scotland takes lead in developing carbon capture technology

A BLUEPRINT for the worldwide implementation of ground-breaking technology to store harmful greenhouses gases underground is to be created in Scotland.

Green energy plant 'not carbon neutral for 40 years'

THE new "green energy" biomass plant proposed for Leith would take at least 40 years to become carbon neutral, according to a new study.

Guerrilla war against urban eyesores wins top green prize

Gardening group are rebels with a cause, says Jenny Fyall

'Green police' fail to hit own targets

THE government body responsible for protecting Scotland's environment has been accused of "extraordinary double standards" for failing to slash its own greenhouse gas emissions.

Third of Scotland going in wrong direction in fight to cut emissions

GREENHOUSE gas emissions have increased in a third of council areas in Scotland, new figures have shown.

Scotland's love affair with cars remains unbroken

THE Scottish love affair with the motor car has shown no sign of diminishing over the past ten years, a new report has shown.

All plastic welcome as new factory set to revolutionise Scots recycling

SCOTS could be able to throw all types of plastic from yoghurt pots to food trays into the recycling bin within a year under plans revealed to The Scotsman.

Green pioneers point the individual way to a sustainable future

THE Scottish Green List 2009 – featured in The Scotsman over the past four days – is a roll-call of the inspirational people making Scotland a better and more sustainable place to live.

Seen to be green – more environmental heroes

TODAY The Scotsman continues its countdown of the top 50 green pioneers in Scotland, with a list that includes engineers, academics, activists and writers.

Plug pulled on plans for electric car scheme

A PIONEERING attempt to bring electric cars to the streets of the Capital has been scuppered by the city's tram project, one of its main backers said today.

5500 tonnes of Lothians rubbish sent for recycling ends up in landfill

IT'S enough to make even the most ardent recycler stop and think: "Is this a complete waste of time?"

Shoppers are urged to get a handle on plastic bag reuse

THE Scottish Government is spending £466,000 on an advertising campaign to encourage people to reuse plastic bags.

Recycling: 'Plastic carrier bags take up to 1000 years to rot'

IT will be reassuring to those who recycle their household rubbish regularly to know that most of their efforts are not in vain. But the fact that thousands of tonnes of recycled waste from the Lothians still ends up in landfill sites must remain a matter of some concern.

Ministers go back on green pledge

EMISSIONS targets for new buildings have been watered down by the Scottish Government because of the financial pressures of the economic crisis.

Failed: Holyrood misses green building targets

PUBLIC buildings run by the Scottish Government have failed miserably to achieve acceptable standards of energy efficiency, The Scotsman can reveal.

One in three Scots makes green resolution

SCOTS are planning to lead greener lives in 2009, a new survey suggests.

Good VIBES for Lothian firms

A NUMBER of local companies have been nominated for awards recognising their environmental credentials.

Car lobby and greens on collision course over 'myths'

A MOTORING group has attempted to explode the "myths" of road-building, a move which has triggered scorn from environmentalists.

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