Scotland is a UK leader on climate change

In the wake of the SNP/Green agreement, BBC UK is keen to undermine the project by rephrasing the words of a teenage activist.

The report does not of course consider the UK place low in the table of climate change achievers.

We read:

The activist she was aware of the controversy about the Cambo oil field west of Shetland.

Yes but, did the BBC remind her that Scotland has no say in this?

Is Greta aware of this?

UK Electricity Transfers - Weegie Fifer

Alan Brown MP has slammed the UK government’s ignorance to decades of Westminster mismanagement on energy grid charges, which sees Scotland subject to the highest grid charges in Europe.

In a Westminster debate today (Thursday), the SNP MP called for an overhaul of the grid charging structure – which currently puts Scotland at a competitive disadvantage to counterparts in England – urging the UK government to fix the imbalance and encourage renewable energy generation north of the border.

Tory ministers refused to acknowledge the concerns raised, rather attempting to pass responsibility onto regulator Ofgem and failing to acknowledge the gross inequality.

Despite having 25% of Europe’s offshore wind capacity, grid charges make Scottish windfarms 20% more expensive than farms in the south of England.

Speaking after the Commons debate, Alan Brown MP said:

“For decades, Scotland has been shafted by Westminster mismanagement, but their ignorance to the disparity on electricity grid charges is staggering.

“While companies in the south of England are paid to connect to the grid, those in Scotland have to pay for this service – making the energy a staggering 20% more expensive.

“The UK government should be utterly ashamed of their inaction. Boris Johnson’s government risks facilitating a renewable jobs crisis and their failure to act jeopardises crucial progress in meeting Scotland’s ambitious climate change targets.

“This shocking disparity is yet another example that Westminster doesn’t care about Scotland. Only with independence can Scotland harness our full potential, lead the world in cutting carbon emissions and delivering a fairer, greener and more equal nation.”


For a 1GW offshore windfarm, the difference between those in the south of England and Scotland equates to a difference of £1bn over 20 years.

Is Greta aware of this?


From NFI woodland ecological condition in Great Britain: Classification Results in February 2020, we can see one more indicator of Scotland’s healthy economy which, together with others below, mean so much more than the macro-economic theory base don GDP of Prof Ronald McDonald.

So 8% of the population, 46% of the trees


In 2019, 84% of all new UK woodland was planted in Scotland.

Click to access WA20191119.pdf

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8 thoughts on “Scotland is a UK leader on climate change

  1. Scotland pays higher energy/fuels charges (pro rata). Despite being in surplus, (25%) producing more and being nearer the source. It is colder. For parity Scotland should pay 10% less. It is an unnecessary charge on the whole Scottish economy,

    Independence would solve it. Scotland would makes £Billions more from fuel and energy. Scottish monies wasted and mismanaged by the Westminster unionists. Scotland outvoted 10 to 1. Fraud against International Law.

    Hinkley Point, HS2 and Trident etc. A total waste of monies with not business case. The Tory slush fund. Illegal wars, financial fraud, tax evasion. Repayment on loans not borrowed or spent in Scotland, Cost the Scottish economy £Billions that could be better spent.

    Scotland has to pay for things it does not need. Then does not have the monies to pay for what it does. Scottish revenues and resources wasted and misused by the Westminster Treasury. The Barnett Formula and before.

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    1. Scotland is charged more for connection to the ‘national’ grid. It’s always worth pointing the charge, ‘paying’ more is not an option or choice, Scotland is forced to ‘pay more’ and has no control or say over that.


    1. That’s actually very sinister. ‘Extremists’ aren’t allowed to govern in disaster capitalist Britannia, expect a soft coup when the BritNats can manage it.
      Brextremists rule Britannia.


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