Patrick Harvie MSP, the Scottish Greens’ economy and energy spokesperson, says today’s announcement from the Scottish Government about fracking and underground coal gasification poses further questions for ministers.
The timetable outlined today for a process of evidence-gathering and consultation shows that the public won’t be formally consulted until winter 2016/17. Underground coal gasification, which ministers previously said they had no control over, will also be covered by a moratorium.…
This weekend Green activists will gather in Glasgow for our biggest conference ever. After the membership surge which took place throughout last year we find ourselves with a membership more than six times what it was just eighteen months ago. At last year’s annual conference we did our best to increase capacity, but had to turn away many members who wanted to be there. So I’m looking forward to meeting new members as well as catching up with longstanding activists as we meet at the Armadillo on Saturday.…