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Category: Energy

Environmental impact of the Covid19 lockdown on air pollution – a short video Summary    Video produced as part of the EVERYONE project charting NO2 pollution across Scotland during the Covid19 lockdown. The many features to be seen in the video are caused by a combination of anthropogenic emissions, meterorlogical events and the COVID-19 outbreak. […]

Edinburgh right to take another look at imposing congestion charge “If we value our time, our health or our planet then we should strongly support the council in its determination to take another look at congestion charging.”   Congestion pdf of Letter to The Scotsman, published Friday 3 Jan 2020.

Bings Ain’t What They Used To be .pdf of lecture to National Mining Museum Bings2 Summary 1. The past 300 years have seen miraculous advances in civilization and the quality of life, largely brought about by extracting the prodigious energy resources of fossil fuels. 2. Paraffin Young: a truly remarkable Scottish genius – created the […]

What will Scotland’s future energy system look like? A tabulation of Scotland’s historical energy production (1850-2020) is very revealing (Fig. 1). It can help decide on near-term future actions that will be needed to maintain supply. In historical terms offshore oil (50%), coal (25%) and offshore gas (20%) are found to have totally dominated Scotland’s […]


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