What is a net-zero hub and why do we need one in the Firth of Forth? The Firth of Forth has been earmarked as a suitable location for a cutting-edge net zero hub that will help Scotland achieve its climate ambitions. The area is identified as a prime site for such a development in a new report from energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie due to the high concentration of polluting heavy industry located around its shores. The Grangemouth and Mossmorran cluster, which includes petrochemicals plants and refineries, is the largest industrial centre in Scotland. The Firth of Forth is home to Scotland’s largest industrial cluster, including plants at Mossmorran and Grangemouth, and is responsible for a tenth of Scotland’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Tackling these emissions will be fundamental to achieving the national target to reach net zero by 2045. Creation of a net-zero hub is being proposed as an effective solution for some of the most stubborn problems in achieving that goal while potentially creating thousands of new jobs. Similar developments are already being established south of the border – Net Zero Teeside, Zero Carbon Humber and HyNet North West.
Scotsman 18th Aug 2021 read more »
NICOLA Sturgeon’s government’s deal with the Scottish Greens is expected to face a “tight” vote when it goes to members of Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater’s party at the end of this month, according to sources. Insiders say members of the party will be weighing up if being a part of government will advance their policies more than exerting influence in opposition over a minority administration.
The National 18th Aug 2021 read more »